continentalism

noun con·ti·nen·tal·ism \ˌkäntənˈentəlˌizəm, -təˈne-, -təˌli-\

Definition of continentalism

plural

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  1. 1 :  a thing (as an expression, trait, opinion) characteristic of a continent or the residents of a continent, especially the continent of Europe

  2. 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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