America

geographical name

Amer·​i·​ca ə-ˈmer-ə-kə How to pronounce America (audio)
-ˈme-rə-
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either continent (North America or South America) of the western hemisphere
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or the Americas
ə-ˈmer-ə-kəz How to pronounce America (audio)
-ˈme-rə-
the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, and South America and the West Indies
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“America.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/America. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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