subcontinent

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noun sub·con·ti·nent \ ˌsəb-ˈkän-tə-nənt , -ˈkänt-nənt \

Definition of subcontinent

:a large landmass smaller than a continent; especially :a major subdivision of a continent
  • the Indian subcontinent

subcontinental

play \ˌsəb-ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-tᵊl\ adjective

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First Known Use of subcontinent

1845


SUBCONTINENT Defined for English Language Learners

subcontinent

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Definition of subcontinent for English Language Learners

  • : a large area of land that is a part of a continent


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