the degree to which the climate of a region typifies that of the interior of a large landmass.
Compare oceanicity.

1895–1900; continental + -ity Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

1897, a term in meteorology, from Ger. kontinentalität (1895), from L. continentem (see continent).
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Example sentences
These vegetation types belong to the regions with different degrees of continentality.
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