Pronunciation: (yoor'up, yûr'- for 1; yoo-rō'pē, yu- for 2), [key]
1. a continent in the W part of the landmass lying between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains on the E and the Caucasus Mountains and the Black and Caspian seas on the SE. In British usage, Europe sometimes contrasts with England. 702,300,000 including the Russian Federation; ab. 4,017,000 sq. mi. (10,404,000 sq. km).
2. Class. Myth.Europa (def. 1).
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