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continental shelf


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

  • noun 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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  • noun nautical The area of sea around a land mass where the depth gradually increases before it plunges into the ocean deeps

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

  • noun the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent


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