[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.)).

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