intercontinental :

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in ter kon tuh nen tuhl

  • a  extending or taking place between or among continents
    intercontinental exploration
    intercontinental flights

  • The PRC has currently underway three intercontinental mobile missile programs two road-mobile, and one submarine-launched.
  • In a 2001 test, an intercontinental ballistic missile was destroyed by an interceptor missile.
  • The Russians have made clear that they want a START replacement to limit delivery systems (intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched missiles and bombers), but .
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  • President Bush in New York Times
    With continued foreign assistance,Mr. Bush said, "Iran could develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States and all of Europe before 2015."
  • Dmitry Medvedev in Reuters
    Lavrov, speaking at the disarmament conference, quoted President Dmitry Medvedev as saying a new agreement should limit not only nuclear warheads "but also strategic delivery vehicles, ie intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched...
  • Paul Casey in BBC Sport
    You don't normally engage in conversations by threatening to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles, and it's not a way to produce a conversation because if you acquiesce in aberrant behavior, you simply encourage the repetition of it, which... John Bolton USA Today Jun 21, 2006 52796 69907 intercostal A strained intercostal muscle resulted in an early withdrawal [last Thursday] and leaves me uncertain for this week," Casey explained on his website.

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