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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Extending or taking place between or among continents: intercontinental exploration; intercontinental cooperation.
  • adj. Having the capability of traveling from one continent to another: an intercontinental ballistic missile; an intercontinental airline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Taking place between two or more continents.
  • adj. Having the ability to travel between continents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Between or among continents; subsisting or carried on between continents.
  • adj. Passing between continents or capable of passing between continents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Subsisting between different continents: as, intercontinental trade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extending or taking place between or among continents

Etymologies

inter- +‎ continental (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If ratified, it would limit the United States and Russia to roughly 1,500 deployed long-range nuclear warheads each, and 700 delivery systems such as intercontinental ballistic missiles and heavy bombers.

    Leading Republican Senators Voice Opposition to START Treaty

  • As written, the pact would limit the United States and Russia to roughly 1,500 deployed long-range nuclear warheads, and 700 delivery systems such as intercontinental ballistic missiles and heavy bombers.

    Key Votes Loom for US-Russia Nuclear Treaty

  • The pact would limit the United States and Russia to roughly 1,500 deployed long-range nuclear warheads each, and 700 delivery systems such as intercontinental ballistic missiles or heavy bombers.

    US Senate Begins Debate on Nuclear Pact with Russia

  • -- Elise SoukupTechnology: Broadening the BandThe word "intercontinental" usually evokes thoughts of planes, not music.

    PERISCOPE

  • The START negotiations aim to reduce U.S. and Russian long-range nuclear weapons, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles carried on submarines.

    13WHAM: Top Stories

  • The Iranians already have missiles that can reach Europe, even if they are not technically "intercontinental" in the sense of having a range of 5000 km.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • (Italy) and Japan - adding further credibility to its 'intercontinental' label.

    Motoring

  • The "intercontinental" mixture included North American Swine Flu, North American Avian Flu, human H1N1 flu, and a fourth H3N2 strain found in Asia and Europe.

    Countercurrents.org

  • Another tricky issue has been how to count nuclear-capable delivery devices such as intercontinental ballistic missiles that are armed with non-nuclear bombs.

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  • The combination of the ballistic missile, a weapon introduced by the Germans, and nuclear weapons would lead to the intercontinental ballistic missile with one or more nuclear warheads.

    Between War and Peace

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