from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A submerged border of a continent that slopes gradually and extends to a point of steeper descent to the ocean bottom.
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- n. The area of sea around a land mass where the depth gradually increases before it plunges into the ocean deeps
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- n. the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent
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