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  • IPA(key): /ˌnɔː(ɹ)θ əˈmɛɹɪkə/

Correct noun[edit]

North America

  1. The continent that’s the northern a part of the Americas; that half east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Atlantic Ocean, north of South America and south of the Arctic Ocean.
    • 1991 Might 12, “Kidnapped!” Jeeves and Wooster, Collection 2, Episode 5:
      Jeeves: International journey typically liberates feelings greatest stored in test, sir. The air of North America is notoriously stimulating on this regard, as witness the regrettable conduct of its inhabitants in 1776.
      B. Wooster: Hm? What occurred in 1776, Jeeves?
      Jeeves: I desire to not dwell on it, if it is handy to you, sir.
  2. (US, Canada) Canada and the USA as a unit to the exclusion of Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean nations, and Greenland. Typically used to explain issues in a context that features solely the US and Canada.


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See additionally[edit]

  • (continents) continent; Africa, America, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America (Class: en:Continents)
  • (international locations of North America) nation of North America; Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States
  • (territories of North America) territory of North America; Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, France Clipperton Island, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Sint Maarten, United States Navassa Island, United States Serranilla Financial institution, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands
  • Latin America

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