trans|con|ti|nen|tal [ ,træns,kantı`nentl ] adjective
a transcontinental flight, railroad, or road goes from one side of a CONTINENT to the other, for example across Asia or America

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Transcontinental — may refer to: *transcontinental flight from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the United States *Transcontinental airspeed record from the Atlantic to the Pacific in the United States *Transcontinental (publisher), a major Canadian newspaper and… …   Wikipedia

  • transcontinental — transcontinental, ale, aux [ trɑ̃skɔ̃tinɑ̃tal, o ] adj. • 1872; de trans et continental ♦ Qui traverse un continent d un bout à l autre. Chemin de fer transcontinental. ● transcontinental, transcontinentale, transcontinentaux adjectif Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • transcontinental — transcontinentál adj. m., pl. transcontinentáli; f. sg. transcontinentálă, pl. transcontinentále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  TRANSCONTINENTÁL transcontinentală (transcontinentali, transcontinentale) Care… …   Dicționar Român

  • transcontinental — trans‧con‧ti‧nen‧tal [ˌtrænzkɒntˈnentl, ˌtræns ǁ kɑːn ] adjective TRAVEL crossing a continent: • a transcontinental flight from New York to Los Angeles * * * transcontinental UK US /ˌtrænzkɒntɪˈnentəl/ adjective ► crossing a continent: » …   Financial and business terms

  • Transcontinental — Trans*con ti*nen tal, a. [Pref. trans + continental.] Extending or going across a continent; as, a transcontinental railroad or journey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transcontinental — (adj.) 1853 (in transcontinental railroad), American English, from TRANS (Cf. trans ) + CONTINENTAL (Cf. continental) …   Etymology dictionary

  • transcontinental — transcontinental, ale (tran skon ti nan tal, ta l ) adj. Qui passe à travers un continent. Par l estafette transcontinentale New York vient de recevoir des nouvelles de la Californie. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Trans, et continent …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • transcontinental — adj. 2 g. Que atravessa um continente …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • transcontinental — adj. Que atraviesa un continente …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • transcontinental — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ crossing or extending across a continent or continents …   English terms dictionary

  • transcontinental — ☆ transcontinental [trans΄kän tə nent′ l, tranz΄kän tə nent l ] adj. 1. that crosses a (or the) continent 2. on the other side of a (or the) continent transcontinentally adv …   English World dictionary

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