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transcontinental

[trans-kon-tn-en-tl] /ˌtræns kɒn tnˈɛn tl/
adjective
1.
passing or extending across a continent:
a transcontinental railroad.
2.
on the other, or far, side of a continent.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; trans- + continental
Related forms
transcontinentally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for transcontinentally

transcontinental

/ˌtrænzkɒntɪˈnɛntəl/
adjective
1.
crossing a continent
2.
on or from the far side of a continent
Derived Forms
transcontinentally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for transcontinentally

transcontinental

adj.

1853 (in transcontinental railroad), American English, from trans- + continental.

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