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.
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- 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
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.
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.
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.
-- Elise SoukupTechnology: Broadening the BandThe word "intercontinental" usually evokes thoughts of planes, not music.
The START negotiations aim to reduce U.S. and Russian long-range nuclear weapons, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles carried on submarines.
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.
(Italy) and Japan - adding further credibility to its 'intercontinental' label.
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.
Another tricky issue has been how to count nuclear-capable delivery devices such as intercontinental ballistic missiles that are armed with non-nuclear bombs.
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.