continentality

[kon-tn-uhn-tal-i-tee]
noun
the degree to which the climate of a region typifies that of the interior of a large landmass.
Compare oceanicity.


Origin:
1895–1900; continental + -ity

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