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continentalism

[ kon-tn-en-tl-iz-uhm ]

noun

  1. an attitude, expression, etc., characteristic of a continent, especially of Europe.
  2. an attitude or policy of favoritism or partiality to a continent:

    American continentalism.

  3. the belief or doctrine that the U.S. and Canada should merge into a North American nation, especially for mutual economic benefit.


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  • conti·nental·ist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of continentalism1

First recorded in 1850–55; continental + -ism

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