Referring to one's continent of ethnic origin

What is your continentality, Asian or African or maybe European?

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  • Continentality — is the tendency of land to experience more thermal variation than water, due to the land s lower specific heat capacity. Continental climate also tends to be dryer than oceanic climate as there is less moisture input to the atmosphere from… …   Wikipedia

  • continentality — 1897, a term in meteorology, from Ger. kontinentalität (1895), from L. continentem (see CONTINENT (Cf. continent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • continentality — /kon tn euhn tal i tee/, n. the degree to which the climate of a region typifies that of the interior of a large landmass. Cf. oceanicity. [1895 1900; CONTINENTAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • continentality — noun a) The condition of being a continent b) The degree to which the climate of a place is affected by a large land mass …   Wiktionary

  • continentality — con·ti·nen·tal·i·ty …   English syllables

  • continentality — ˌkäntənənˈtaləd.ē, təˌne , ətē, i noun ( es) 1. : the quality or state of being continental 2. : the degree to which a climate has continental qualities compare oceanity …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quaternary extinction event — Late Pleistocene landscape of northern Eurasia The Quaternary period saw the extinctions of numerous predominantly larger, especially megafaunal, species, many of which occurred during the transition from the Pleistocene to the Holocene epoch.… …   Wikipedia

  • climate — /kluy mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. 2. a region or… …   Universalium

  • Climatic controls — There are six major controls of climate of any place.They are : latitude, altitude, pressure and wind system, distance from the sea (continentality), ocean currents and relief features Due to the curvature of the earth , the amount of solar… …   Wikipedia

  • con|ti|nen|tal|i|ty — «KON tuh nehn TAL uh tee», noun. 1. the condition of being continental: »Russia may be regarded as the epitome of continentality (White and Renner). 2. Meteorology. the characteristics possessed by a continental climate: »He lays stress on the… …   Useful english dictionary

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