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continental

con·ti·nen·tal

continental

 
 
pronunciation:
kan tih nen tl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to a continent.
The railroad made continental travel far less difficult and time-consuming.
definition 2: (usu. cap.) of, related to, or similar to the mainland European culture, customs, or the like.
definition 3: (cap.) of or related to the thirteen American colonies in or about the time of the Revolutionary War.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. cap.) a resident of the European mainland.
definition 2: (cap.) a soldier in the American Revolutionary forces.
definition 3: a piece of paper money issued by the Continental Congress.
derivation: continentally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word continental contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.