transcontinental

[ trans-kon-tn-en-tl ]
/ ˌtræns kɒn tnˈɛn tl /
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adjective

passing or extending across a continent: a transcontinental railroad.
on the other, or far, side of a continent.

Nearby words

  1. transcendentalize,
  2. transcendently,
  3. transcension,
  4. transcobalamin,
  5. transconductance,
  6. transcontinental railroad,
  7. transcortical,
  8. transcortical apraxia,
  9. transcortin,
  10. transcranial

Origin of transcontinental

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; trans- + continental

Related formstrans·con·ti·nen·tal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for transcontinental

transcontinental

/ (ˌtrænzkɒntɪˈnɛntəl) /

adjective

crossing a continent
on or from the far side of a continent
Derived Formstranscontinentally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for transcontinental

transcontinental

adj.

1853 (in transcontinental railroad), American English, from trans- + continental.

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