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  1. between or among continents; involving two or more continents: intercontinental trade.
  2. traveling or capable of traveling between continents: intercontinental airplanes.
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Origin of intercontinental

First recorded in 1850–55; inter- + continental
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Related Words for intercontinental

universal, global, foreign, Continental, multicultural, world, cosmopolitan, ecumenical, all-embracing, intercontinental, worldwide

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British Dictionary definitions for intercontinental


  1. relating to travel, commerce, relations, etc, between continents
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Word Origin and History for intercontinental


1825, American English, from inter- + continental. Of missiles, from 1956.

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