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Aleutian Islands

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A chain of rugged volcanic islands of southwest Alaska curving about 1,850 km (1,150 mi) west from the Alaska Peninsula and separating the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean. The islands are part of the Aleutian Range, a volcanic mountain chain extending along the Alaska Peninsula to the southern coast near Anchorage.

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  • proper noun An archipelago of more than 300 small volcanic islands forming an island arc in the Northern Pacific Ocean, between Alaska and the Kamchatka Peninsula of Asia. They are part of the United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from Alaska

Etymologies

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Possibly from Chukchi aliat, "island"

Examples

  • This is usually not a good sign for snow lovers as an area of low pressure farther west over the Aleutian Islands is the preferred setup for wintry weather in our region.

    Capital Weather Gang 2010-11 winter outlook

  • Bering Straits or the line of the Aleutian Islands was the pathway of successive immigrations, on occasions perhaps far apart, or maybe near together; and there is hardly a stronger demonstration of such a connection between the two continents than the physical resemblances of the peoples now living on the opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean in these upper latitudes, with the similarity of the flora which environs them on either shore.

    Great Epochs in American History, Volume I. Voyages Of Discovery And Early Explorations: 1000 A.D.-1682

  • There is also at some distance south of Behring's Straits a remarkable chain of islands, called the Aleutian Islands, which extend in a regular and continuous line from the American to the Asiatic shore.

    Aboriginal America

  • Yet further east than the Little Diomede Island, Alaska's Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands is the westernmost point of the United States even if located on the 173rd meridian east, also the westernmost point of the Earth. "

    Blog entry

  • Yet further east than the Little Diomede Island, Alaska's Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands is the westernmost point of the United States even if located on the 173rd meridian east, also the westernmost point of the Earth. "

    Blog entry

  • The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it continuously measures radiation levels at more than 100 sites nationwide, and that it had installed seven additional radiation-monitoring devices in Guam, Hawaii and the Aleutian Islands off the Alaska coast to test for any radiation floating over the Pacific.

    U.S. Officials Don't Expect Radiation From Japan

  • Radiation from the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan could reach the Aleutian Islands later today and California tomorrow, according to a simulated model from the United Nations reported on by the New York Times.

    Radiation may reach U.S. tomorrow, but no need for potassium iodide

  • Rex Weyler, an American-Canadian journalist who sailed on the first boat to the Aleutian Islands, said: Greenpeace adopted a form of civil disobedience - it did for the environment what the civil rights movement did for the dispossessed.

    Greenpeace at 40: A global brand in good health or an out-of-touch bureaucracy?

  • A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.

    Radiation Plume Could Reach Southern California By Friday

  • A United Nations forecast of the possible movement of the radioactive plume coming from crippled Japanese reactors shows it churning across the Pacific, and touching the Aleutian Islands on Thursday before hitting Southern California late Friday.

    Radiation Plume Could Reach Southern California By Friday

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