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America

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geographical name Amer·i·ca \ə-ˈmer-ə-kə, -ˈme-rə-\

Definition of America

  1. 1 either continent (North America or S. America) of the western hemisphere

  2. 2 or the Americas play \-kəz\ the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, & S. America & the W. Indies

  3. 3 united states of america





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