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Definitions

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

  • A depression with a maximum depth of over 10,900 m (35,760 ft) in the floor of the western Pacific Ocean south and east of Guam.

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  • proper noun A submarine trench in the North Pacific Ocean, noted for having the deepest known point on Earth.

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Examples

  • - He picked worthy areas that include unique ocean features like the Mariana Trench, which is the deepest place in the world's oceans, and areas of rich biological diversity around several Pacific islands and atolls - areas that contain pristine coral reefs, numerous species of sea birds, shore birds, ocean fish, as well as endangered sea turtles and whales.

    Sarah Chasis: Bush's New Marine Monuments: The Good, the Bad and Next Steps

  • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Bentley Subglacial Trench - 2,540 m note: in the oceanic realm, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the lowest point, lying - 10,924 m below the surface of the Pacific Ocean highest point: Mount Everest 8,850 m

    World

  • The Mariana Trench is the deepest at 11,020 meters below sea-level.

    Physiography of the ocean basins

  • Worldlowest point: Bentley Subglacial Trench - 2,540 m note: in the oceanic realm, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the lowest point, lying - 10,924 m below the surface of the Pacific Ocean highest point: Mount Everest 8,850 m

    Elevation extremes

  • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Bentley Subglacial Trench - 2,540 m note: in the oceanic realm, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the lowest point, lying - 10,924 m below the surface of the Pacific

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • World lowest point: Bentley Subglacial Trench - 2,540 m note: in the oceanic realm, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the lowest point, lying - 10,924 m below the surface of the Pacific

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • World lowest point: Bentley Subglacial Trench - 2,540 m note: in the oceanic realm, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the lowest point, lying - 10,924 m below the surface of the Pacific

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Bentley Subglacial Trench - 2,540 m note: in the oceanic realm, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the lowest point, lying - 10,924 m below the surface of the Pacific

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

  • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Bentley Subglacial Trench - 2,540 m note: in the oceanic realm, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the lowest point, lying - 10,924 m below the surface of the Pacific

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • World lowest point: Bentley Subglacial Trench - 2,540 m note: in the oceanic realm, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the lowest point, lying - 10,924 m below the surface of the Pacific

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

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    November 13, 2009