[ land-mas ]
/ ˈlændˌmæs /

noun Geology.

a part of the continental crust above sea level having a distinct identity, as a continent or large island.

Origin of landmass

First recorded in 1855–60; land + mass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for land-mass

/ (ˈlændˌmæs) /


a large continuous area of land, as opposed to seas or islands
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Science definitions for land-mass

[ lăndmăs′ ]

A large, continuous area of land, such as a continent or a very large island.
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