A globe showing the location of Central America.
Central America definition by Webster's New World
part of North America between Mexico and South America; often considered to extend from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to the Isthmus of Panama
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- Central American noun, adjective
Central America definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A region of southern North America extending from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia. It separates the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean and is linked to South America by the Isthmus of Panama.
- Central American Central American adjective & n.
Central America - Cultural Definition
- Countries in Central America (except for Belize and Costa Rica) are characterized by unstable governments and very low per capita income.
- The United States government has often taken the position that Central American affairs directly affect American interests. Accordingly, it has often provided financial and military aid to Central American governments and occasionally intervened militarily.