Meaning of subcontinent

sub•con•ti•nent

Pronunciation: (sub-kon'tn-unt, sub'kon"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a large, relatively self-contained landmass forming a subdivision of a continent: the subcontinent of India.
  2. a large landmass, as Greenland, that is smaller than any of the usually recognized continents.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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