What is North America?

  • (noun): The nations of the North American continent collectively.
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North America

North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

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House Sparrow - Systematics - Subspecies
... In North America, House Sparrow populations are more differentiated than those in Europe ... enough to merit subspecies status, especially in North America and southern Africa, and American ornithologist Harry Church Oberholser even gave the subspecies name plecticus to the paler. 1909, described from Faiyum, Egypt, is found along the Nile north of Wadi Halfa, Sudan ...
George Howe, 3rd Viscount Howe - Ticonderoga Campaign Reforms
... General James Abercrombie's army for warfare in North America ... with Rogers to discuss warfare and tactics in the North American theater ... The following year, as Commander-in-chief in North America, Amherst ordered each regiment in North America to create a light infantry company ...
Usage of The Term North America
... The term North America maintains various definitions in accordance with location and context ... In English, North America may be used to refer to the United States and Canada together ... usage sometimes includes Greenland and Mexico (as in the North American Free Trade Agreement), as well as offshore islands ...
Tyrannosauridae - Distribution
... continents, tyrannosaurid fossils are known only from North America and Asia ... confirmed tyrannosaurids lived in the early Campanian stage in western North America ... Tyrannosaurid remains have never been recovered from eastern North America, while more basal tyrannosauroids like Dryptosaurus and Appalachiosaurus persisted there until the end of the ...
Republic Of China Presidential Election, 2004 - Demographic Trends and Public Opinion
... large numbers of Taiwanese expatriates living in North America and Mainland China returned to Taiwan to vote ... Typical estimates indicate that about 20,000 people travelled from North America and between 100,000 and 150,000 people travelled from Mainland China ... Most analysts believe that the voters from North America would be split evenly between the two candidates, but that those from Mainland China voted ...

More definitions of "North America":

  • (noun): A continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama.

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    We might hypothetically possess ourselves of every technological resource on the North American continent, but as long as our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be “revolutionary” but not transformative.
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    The North will at least preserve your flesh for you; Northerners are pale for good and all. There’s very little difference between a dead Swede and a young man who’s had a bad night. But the Colonial is full of maggots the day after he gets off the boat.
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894–1961)