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CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does continental divide mean? 

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE (noun)
  The noun CONTINENTAL DIVIDE has 1 sense:

1. the watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico)

  Familiarity information: CONTINENTAL DIVIDE used as a noun is very rare.


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CONTINENTAL DIVIDE (noun)


Sense 1continental divide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The watershed of a continent (especially the watershed of North America formed by a series of mountain ridges extending from Alaska to Mexico)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("continental divide" is a kind of...):

divide; water parting; watershed (a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems)

Meronyms (parts of "continental divide"):

Great Divide (that part of the continental divide formed by the Rocky Mountains in the United States)

Domain region:

North America (a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama)


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