North America

geographical name

Definition of North America

continent of the western hemisphere northwest of South America bounded by the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific oceans and including Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the countries of Central America area 9,361,791 square miles (24,247,039 square kilometers)

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North American adjective or noun

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“North America.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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