continental slope

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n continental slope the steep descent of the seabed from the continental shelf to the abyssal zone
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Usage

In literature:

Fathometer soundings showed it was on a steep upward slope of the continental shelf.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
From this low continental divide the land slopes gently both to the north and south.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell
One of the most cohesive of all Shoshone groups lived in the valley of the Lemhi River on the western slope of the Continental Divide.
"Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society" by Robert F. Murphy
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