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Eurasia

[yoo-rey-zhuh, -shuh, yuh-] /yʊˈreɪ ʒə, -ʃə, yə-/
noun
1.
Europe and Asia considered together as one continent.
Origin of Eurasia
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  • I have read in the newspapers about your coming marriage to the Prince of Eurasia.

    By Right of Conquest Arthur Hornblow
  • Surely you know that she's already as good as engaged to Prince Sergius of Eurasia!

    By Right of Conquest Arthur Hornblow
  • Without attempting a scientific classification of the inhabitants of Eurasia, it is sufficient to describe the three main races.

  • The early night mail for Eurasia, with Great London its first stop, went by me far overhead.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • It was 9:38 when we sighted, well off to the right, the rocky headland of Cape Chelusin—the most northerly point of Eurasia.

    Tarrano the Conqueror Raymond King Cummings
  • American pikas all belong to the subgenus Pika, which occurs also in Eurasia.

British Dictionary definitions for Eurasia

Eurasia

/jʊəˈreɪʃə; -ʒə/
noun
1.
the continents of Europe and Asia considered as a whole
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Word Origin and History for Eurasia
n.

from Euro- + Asia. First record seems to be in H. Reusche's "Handbuch der Geographie" (1858), but cf. Eurasian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Eurasia in Culture
Eurasia [(yoo-ray-zhuh)]

Land mass consisting of the continents of Europe and Asia.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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