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abyssal
1. Deep within the earth, generally signifying a depth of some miles; also, plutonic.
2. Deep in oceans or lakes, well beyond depth of light penetration, commonly referring to depths of 1,000 feet or more in lakes nd 6,000 feet or more in oceans.
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abyssal benthic
An oceanographic term to describe areas where the ocean floor is more than 730-1000 meters (.454-.621 miles) below the surface.
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abyssal (adjective), more abyssal, most abyssal
1. Of or inhabiting the depths of the ocean to which light does not penetrate; unfathomable: The abyssal fish appeared to be blind because there was no light where they lived.
2. In oceanography, of or relating to the deepest regions of the ocean and the organisms inhabiting that environment; at depths between 4,000 and 6,000 meters (13,123 feet and 19,685 feet): In order to explore the abyssal regions of the ocean, specialized underwater robots were used.
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abyssal plains (pl) (noun)
Flat, sediment-covered areas in the deep ocean basin, usually at depths between 3,000 and 5,000 meters: Several sunken ships have been mired in the abyssal plains of the Atlantic Ocean.
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abyssal-benthic (adjective) (not comparable)
In oceanography, of or relating to the deepest regions of the sea and the organisms inhabiting that environment: There was an article in Jim's newspaper reporting that a ship recently sank in the abyssal-benthic area of the Pacific Ocean near California and was completely inaccessible or unreachable.
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