Definition of South America
continent of the Western Hemisphere lying between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans southeast of North America and crossed by the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn area 6,880,706 square miles (17,821,029 square kilometers)
South Americanadj or noun
SOUTH AMERICA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of South America for English Language Learners
: continent of the Western Hemisphere
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