[kon-tn-uh n-tal-i-tee] /ˌkɒn tn ənˈtæl ɪ ti/
the degree to which the climate of a region typifies that of the interior of a large landmass.
1897, a term in meteorology, from German kontinentalität (1895), from Latin continentem (see continent (adj.)).
[kon-tn-en-tl-ahyz] /ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tlˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), continentalized, continentalizing. 1. to make , as in scope or character. 2. (sometimes initial capital letter) to influence with European ideas or culture.
noun, Physical Geography. 1. the offshore zone, consisting of the continental shelf, slope, and rise, that separates the dry-land portion of a continent from the deep ocean floor. noun the offshore zone, consisting of the continental rise, shelf, and slope that separates the land of a continent from the deep ocean floor; the ocean floor […]
noun 1. a general term for related philosophical traditions that originated in 20th-century continental Europe, including critical theory, deconstruction, existentialism, hermeneutics, phenomenology, and structuralism (contrasted with ).
noun, British. 1. . noun 1. (Brit) a quilt, stuffed with down or a synthetic material and containing pockets of air, used as a bed cover in place of the top sheet and blankets Also called duvet, (Austral) doona