[ kon-tn-uh n-tal-i-tee ]
/ ˌkɒn tn ənˈtæl ɪ ti /
the degree to which the climate of a region typifies that of the interior of a large landmass.
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If “W” Is Double U, Why Is It Made Of Two Vs?The 23rd letter of the English alphabet is a bit of a wonder. The humble “w” is the only letter of the alphabet with a three-syllable name. It is also the only letter with a name that does not indicate its phonetic use. The complications of “w” are doublefold because of its name, ‘double u’ and its shape, ‘double v’. What’s going on here? In English, …
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Word Origin and History for continentality
1897, a term in meteorology, from German kontinentalität (1895), from Latin continentem (see continent (adj.)).
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