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Meaning of "continental divide" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

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exclamation
Continental divide is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTINENTAL DIVIDE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Continental divide

A continental divide is a drainage divide on a continent such that the drainage basin on one side of the divide feeds into one ocean or sea, and the basin on the other side either feeds into a different ocean or sea, or else is endorheic, not connected to the open sea. The endpoints where a continental divide meets the coast are not always definite, because the exact border between adjacent bodies of water is usually not clearly defined. The International Hydrographic Organization's publication Limits of Oceans and Seas defines exact boundaries of oceans, but it is not universally recognized. Where a continental divide meets an endorheic basin, such as the Great Divide Basin of Wyoming, the continental divide splits and encircles the basin.

Definition of continental divide in the English dictionary

The definition of continental divide in the dictionary is the watershed of a continent, esp the principal watershed of North America, formed by the Rocky Mountains.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

continence
continency
continent
Continental
continental breakfast
continental climate
Continental Congress
continental crust
continental drift
continental glacier
continental quilt
continental shelf
continental shield
Continental System
continentalism
Continentalist
continentally
continently
contingence
contingencies

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

Almoravide
digital divide
disprovide
divide
Great Divide
misdivide
provide
redivide
sous-vide
subdivide
unprovide
vide

Synonyms and antonyms of continental divide in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «continental divide» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

Find out the translation of continental divide to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of continental divide from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «continental divide» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大陆分水岭
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

división continental
570 millions of speakers

English

continental divide
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महाद्वीपीय विभाजन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الفجوة القاري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

континентальный водораздел
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

divisão continental
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহাদেশীয় বিভেদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de partage des eaux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembahagian benua
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Continental Divide
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大陸分水界
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대륙 나누기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

LIYANE
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

phân chia lục địa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண்டம் பிரிக்கிறது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॉन्टिनेन्टल डिवाइड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kıtasal bölmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Continental Divide
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Continental Divide
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

континентальний вододіл
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

divide continental
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ηπειρωτική χάσμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kontinentale skeiding
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Continental Divide
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Continental Divide
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of continental divide

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTINENTAL DIVIDE»

The term «continental divide» is regularly used and occupies the 99.084 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTINENTAL DIVIDE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about continental divide

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTINENTAL DIVIDE»

Discover the use of continental divide in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to continental divide and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos
The publication of Continental Divide signals a major event in the fields of modern history and Continental philosophy.---John P. McCormick, University of Chicago --
Peter Eli Gordon, 2010
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Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the ...
Seymour Martin Lipset's highly acclaimed work explores the distinctive character of American and Canadian values and institutions.
Seymour Martin Lipset, 2013
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Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall
But what about the wall's effect on animals? Krista Schlyer vividly shows us that this largely isolated natural area, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, is also host to a number of rare ecosystems.
Krista Schlyer, 2012
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Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman's Journey
An avid outsoorswoman, Jennifer Hanson — with her husband — set off to thru-hike the 2,400-mile Continental Divide Trail.
Jennifer A. Hanson, 2011
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Evangelicals and the Continental Divide: The Conservative ...
In Evangelicals and the Continental Divide Sam Reimer finds surprising levels of uniformity among evangelicals on both sides of the border.
Sam Reimer, 2003
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Montana and Idaho's Continental Divide Trail: The Official Guide
This book picks up the Continental Divide Trail in Idaho at the western border of Yellowstone National Park and takes the reader some 900 miles all the way to the Canadian border.
‎2000
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Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the ...
"The volume is lavishly illustrated with many photographs and line drawings. Historians of the Plains and the Rockies will find this work an interesting look into the social history of the area.
Peter E. Palmquist, Thomas R. Kailbourn, 2005
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Colorado's Continental Divide Trail: The Official Guide
Written for both through-hikers of Colorado's more than 700-mile portion of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail and segment hikers doing a section at a time. Book jacket.
Tom Lorang Jones, 2004
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New Mexico's Continental Divide Trail: The Official Guide
For day hikers, campers, or backpackers planning a long trek, this guide is absolutely essential for charting your way through this rugged and dramatic landscape.
‎2001
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Survival Along the Continental Divide: An Anthology of ...
Loeffler has recorded interviews with represenatives of the diverse cultures of New Mexico, revealing the cultural mosaic of the people along the Continental Divide.
Jack Loeffler, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTINENTAL DIVIDE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term continental divide is used in the context of the following news items.
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Canadian wildfires prompt smoke advisory east of Continental Divide
DENVER — A smoke advisory for all of Colorado east of the Continental Dive was issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health ... «FOX31 Denver, Jul 15»
2
Colorado Water: The South Platte basin calls for more Western …
It requires a 355-to-442 mile pipeline and pumps to move water 1,400 feet to 3,100 feet up and over the Continental Divide to the Front Range. «Aspen Times, Jul 15»
3
Local runner plans ultra marathon in Fraser Valley
The course passes through trails in Idlewild as well as Rollins and Rogers passes on the Continental Divide. Expand Photo. Courtesy photo ... «Sky Hi Daily News, Jul 15»
4
Rooftop Rodeo Rides Into Town
As the sun sets over the Continental Divide, your attention is drawn to one of the great traditions of the American west...Rodeo! It's a show you ... «Estes Park news, Jul 15»
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Hiking in the Indian Peaks Wilderness: Lake Dorothy
The wagon road was supposed to go from Eldora, to the Fourth of July mine and over the Continental Divide, but workers ran out of money, ... «The Denver Channel, Jul 15»
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New book tells the Forgotten Tales of Idaho
... husband, also accomplished a first; she and missionary friend Narcissa Whitman were the first white women to cross the continental divide. «Idaho Press-Tribune, Jul 15»
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Editor's Notebook: A long DNA journey leads to the Pyrenees …
For example, sheep herds belonging to one Basque family, the Arambels, migrate to high country along the Continental Divide in the Wind ... «Chinook Observer, Jul 15»
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Soldiers arrive in Saskatchewan to battle raging wildfires
A smoke advisory was issued for the northeastern part of Colorado, Monday and expanded to all counties east of the Continental Divide ... «Greenwich Time, Jul 15»
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State pledges funds to improve Celina's water supply
However, Celina will still need to apply for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources funds, intended to assist continental divide communities ... «The Daily Standard, Jul 15»
10
Renewables = 17% of US Electricity Production In April (Exclusive)
That's chiefly due to two reasons: 60 percent of US hydro is in the west and the west, west of the continental divide, is drying up. Hydro and ... «CleanTechnica, Jul 15»

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