from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun plural The open waters of an ocean or a sea beyond the limits of the territorial jurisdiction of a country.
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- noun nautical Parts of the
oceansurface that are far from shore.
- noun specifically International waters; parts of the ocean that are not considered to belong to any specific country.
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