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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or taking place in the deeper parts of the sea: deep-sea exploration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, related to or located in the deeper part of the sea

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the deeper parts of the sea
  • adj. at some distance from the shore.
  • adj. taking place in the deeper parts of the sea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the deeper parts of the ocean: as, deep-sea dredging.
  • the line, made of steel wire, weighing about 14½, pounds to the nautical mile;
  • machinery for regulating the lowering of the sinker and for reeling in the wire with the cylinder attached in such a manner that the irregular strain due to the motion of the ship may be guarded against and the danger of breakage thus reduced to a minimum. In the deepest accurate sounding yet made the bottom was reached at the depth of 4,655 fathoms, but owing to the breaking of the wire no specimen was obtained. This sounding was made on the “Tuscarora” by Commander G. E. Belknap, U.S. N., in north latitude 44° 55′ , east longitude 152° 26′ . The deepest sounding yet made in which a specimen of the bottom was brought up was that of the United States Coast Survey steamer “Blake,” off Porto Rico, the depth there reached being 4,561 fathoms.

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

  • adj. of or taking place in the deeper parts of the sea

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