continental land mass

континентальный массив

English-Russian dictionary of fishery . 2014.

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  • continental shelf — Physical Geog. the part of a continent that is submerged in relatively shallow sea. [1940 45] * * * Broad, relatively shallow submarine platform that forms a border to a continent, typically extending from the coast to depths of 330–660 ft… …   Universalium

  • continental shelf — ► NOUN ▪ an area of seabed around a large land mass where the sea is relatively shallow …   English terms dictionary

  • continental'ity — noun The extent to which a climate is influenced by location in the interior of a large land mass • • • Main Entry: ↑continent …   Useful english dictionary

  • mass — 01. Doctors discovered a large [mass] in Catriona s right breast during a routine examination, and have scheduled her for immediate surgery. 02. There was a [mass] protest against the government s decision to cut funding for high school music… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Continental union — A map of the currently existing national and supranational continental unions. A continental union is an inter governmental, supra national, or a federation of member states located in the same continent, or close to it[ …   Wikipedia

  • land — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 surface of the earth ADJECTIVE ▪ dry ▪ It was good to be on dry land again after months at sea. VERB + LAND ▪ reach ▪ The explorers reached land after a long voyage …   Collocations dictionary

  • continental shelf — noun The area of sea around a land mass where the depth gradually increases before it plunges into the ocean deeps …   Wiktionary

  • continental drift —   theory that the land mass of the earth was once held as a single continent which has since split into segments which have drifted apart and into the modern configuration of the continents. Proposed by Alfred Wegener in 1912, based on observed… …   Geography glossary

  • continental shelf — noun an area of seabed around a large land mass where the sea is relatively shallow …   English new terms dictionary

  • continental — [känt΄ n ent′ l] adj. 1. of a continent 2. [sometimes C ] of or characteristic of the continent of Europe, excluding the British Isles ☆ 3. [C ] of the American colonies at the time of the American Revolution, or of the states just after this 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • continental landform — ▪ geology Introduction       any conspicuous topographic feature on the largest land areas of the Earth. Familiar examples are mountains (including volcanic (volcanism) cones), plateaus, and valleys. (The term landform also can be applied to… …   Universalium


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