Subcontinent definition

sŭbkŏntə-nənt, sŭb-kŏn-
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A large landmass, such as Greenland, that is smaller than a continent.
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A large landmass, such as India, that is part of a continent but is considered either geographically or politically as an independent entity.
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A large land mass, smaller than that usually called a continent; often, a subdivision of a continent, regarded as a geographic or political entity.
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A large landmass which is either smaller than a continent (such as Greenland), or part of an even larger continent (such as the Indian subcontinent).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
subcontinent
Plural:
subcontinents

Origin of subcontinent