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Continent, in Geography, is a term of somewhat vague import, but defined as being a tract of land nowhere entirely divided by the sea. Formerly geographers reckoned four continents - Europe, Asia (which really form one), Africa, and America. To these have been since added Australia and the supposed continent of the Southern Polar regions. The English use the word in a special and restricted sense to denote the rest of Europe.