North America

geographical name

Definition of North America

  1. continent of the western hemisphere NW of S. America bounded by Atlantic, Arctic, & Pacific oceans area 9,361,791 square miles (24,247,039 square kilometers)

North American

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NORTH AMERICA Defined for English Language Learners

North America

geographical name

Definition of North America for English Language Learners

  • : continent of the Western Hemisphere


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