Europe

geographical name
Eu·​rope | \ ˈyu̇r-əp How to pronounce Europe (audio) \

Definition of Europe

1 continent of the eastern and northern hemispheres that has the Atlantic Ocean to its west, the Arctic Ocean to its north, Asia to its east, and Africa and the Mediterranean and Black seas to its south area 3,997,929 square miles (10,354,636 square kilometers)
2 the European continent exclusive of the British Isles

see also european

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“Europe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Europe. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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