[kon-tn-en-tl-iz-uh m]


an attitude, expression, etc., characteristic of a continent, especially of Europe.
an attitude or policy of favoritism or partiality to a continent: American continentalism.
the belief or doctrine that the U.S. and Canada should merge into a North American nation, especially for mutual economic benefit.

Origin of continentalism

First recorded in 1850–55; continental + -ism
Related formscon·ti·nen·tal·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019