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a narrow strip of land projecting into a sea or lake from the mainland
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a body of land surrounded on three sides by water, with the fourth side connected to a continent or island. In most cases peninsulas are geologically part of a continent.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


A body of land extending into water from the mainland, sometimes almost entirely separated from the mainland except for an isthmus.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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