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continent one of the earth's seven major areas of land. The continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
continental shelf the edge of a continent that is below water. Just beyond the continental shelf lies a steep slope leading down to the ocean floor.
continual going on without stopping.
continue to keep happening or being; to last for a long time. [4 definitions]
continuing still going on or happening; not over.
continuous going on without pausing or stopping; not broken.
contour the outline of a figure or surface; shape.
contract an agreement that is supported by the law. [6 definitions]
contraction an act of contracting. [2 definitions]
contractor a person who signs an agreement to carry out a particular job at a certain price and also to supply necessary things for the job. A contractor often hires, supervises, and pays other people to help or to do the work. A person in charge of building or repairing a house is often a contractor.
contradict to say the opposite of; deny the truth of.
contradictory being in conflict with or opposite to something else or each other. [2 definitions]
contrary completely different; opposite. [3 definitions]
contrast to compare in order to make differences clear. [4 definitions]
contribute to give for a purpose. [2 definitions]
contribution the act of contributing. [2 definitions]
contrive to plan in a clever way; invent.
control to use power to manage or command. [6 definitions]
control tower a tower at an airport. Air traffic is directed by radios in the control tower.
controversial causing arguments.
controversy a disagreement; debate.