con·​ti·​nen·​tal·​ism | \ ˌkäntᵊnˈentᵊlˌizəm, -təˈne-, -təˌli-\
plural -s

Definition of continentalism

1 : a thing (as an expression, trait, opinion) characteristic of a continent or the residents of a continent, especially the continent of Europe
2 : a policy favoring the restricting of relations (as political and economic) to countries of the same continent warned against a narrow nationalism or even a continentalismNew Republic

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