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New World

the. the Americas; the western hemisphere

New World

 

the name suggested by A. Vespucci (1503) for a part of the southern transatlantic mainland discovered by the Portuguese in 1500 and 1501–02. Later the name was applied to the entire southern continent, and after 1541, along with the name “America,” it was extended to the northern continent as well, designating the fourth part of the world after Europe, Asia, and Africa.

New World

Christopher Columbus’s expeditions to Americas from 1492 led to further exploration and development. [Eur. Hist.: Jameson, 107–108]
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