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- n. The condition of being a continent
- n. The degree to which the climate of a place is affected by a large land mass
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being continental.
- n. In meteorology, the extent to which the climate of any spot agrees with the typical continental climate. As defined by Zenker this is measured by the annual range of temperature divided by the sine of the latitude; but he uses the are itself.
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