As adjectives the difference between continental and transitional
is that continental
is of or relating to a continent or continents while transitional
is of, or relating to a transition.
As a noun continental
is someone from "the continent".
Of or relating to a continent or continents.
*(Henry Hallam) (1777-1859)
*:No former king had involved himself so frequently in the labyrinth of continental alliances.
In the main part of a country or region, as opposed to on one of its islands.
Characteristic of the style of continental Europe, as opposed to British.
*:“My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
Of or relating to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War.
* (in the main part of a country or region, as opposed to on one of its islands ): mainland
* (characteristic of the style of continental Europe ) European
* (characteristic of the style of continental Europe ): British, English
* continental breakfast
* continental drift
* continental plate
* continental quilt
* continental shelf
* continental slope
Someone from "the continent".
(US History) A member of the Continental army.
(US History) Paper scrip (paper money) issued by the continental congress, largely worthless by the end of the war (hence the expression "not worth a continental")
of, or relating to a transition
temporary; pending the implementation of something new
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* (temporary) provisional, provisory