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intercontinental

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adjective in·ter·con·ti·nen·tal \ˌin-tər-ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-təl\

Simple Definition of intercontinental

  • : traveling or occurring between continents

  • : capable of traveling from one continent to another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of intercontinental

  1. 1 :  extending among continents or carried on between continents

  2. 2 :  capable of traveling between continents <intercontinental ballistic missile>

Circa 1855

First Known Use of intercontinental

circa 1855


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