intercontinental

[ in-ter-kon-tn-en-tl ]
/ ˌɪn tərˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl /

adjective

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

Origin of intercontinental

First recorded in 1850–55; inter- + continental
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British Dictionary definitions for intercontinental

intercontinental

/ (ˌɪntəˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl) /

adjective

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

intercontinental


adj.

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

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