transcontinental

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adjective trans·con·ti·nen·tal \ ˌtran(t)s-ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-tᵊl , ˌtranz- \

Definition of transcontinental

:extending or going across a continent
  • a transcontinental railroad

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First Known Use of transcontinental

1853


TRANSCONTINENTAL Defined for English Language Learners

transcontinental

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Definition of transcontinental for English Language Learners

  • : going across a continent


TRANSCONTINENTAL Defined for Kids

transcontinental

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adjective trans·con·ti·nen·tal \ ˌtrans-ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-tᵊl \

Definition of transcontinental for Students

:crossing, extending across, or being on the farther side of a continent

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