subcontinent

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

Definition of subcontinent

  1. :  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

1845

First Known Use of subcontinent

1845


SUBCONTINENT Defined for English Language Learners

subcontinent

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

Definition of subcontinent for English Language Learners

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


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