[ land-mas ]
/ ˈlændˌmæs /
a part of the continental crust above sea level having a distinct identity, as a continent or large island.
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Examples from the Web for land-mass
The independence of a land-mass is based not alone on size: there is also an independence of location.
The larger a land-mass is, the nearer it approaches to others.
This determines the degree of their isolation from the land-mass.
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
[ lănd′măs′ ]
A large, continuous area of land, such as a continent or a very large island.
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