Definition of Krakatoa

1. Noun. A small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history.

Exact synonyms: Krakatao, Krakatau
Group relationships: Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic Of Indonesia
Generic synonyms: Island, Volcano



Definition of Krakatoa

1. Proper noun. a volcanic island made of ?a?? lava in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Krakatoa

Koussevitzky
Kovna
Kovno
Koweit
Kowloon
Koyukon
Koyukons
Kozani
Kozhikode
Košice
Kr
Krabbe's disease
Krafft-Ebing
Krakatao
Krakatau
Krakatoa
Krakau
Kraken
Krakow
Kramer
Kransky
Kraske's operation
Krasner
Krasnodar
Krasnoyarsk
Kratovo
Krause's bone
Krause's end bulbs
Krause's glands
Krause's ligament

Literary usage of Krakatoa

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1. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1888)
"THE ERUPTION OF krakatoa AND SUBSEQUENT PHENOMENA. THE Report of the Committee appointed by the Council of the Royal Society on January 17th, 1884, ..."

2. Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum, Trumbull White (1906)
"In the Sunda strait, between Sumatra and Java, there lies a group of small volcanic islands, the largest of which is krakatoa. It forms part of the "basal ..."

3. In Starry Realms by Robert Stawell Ball (1912)
"boats were accordingly put out to render succour, but no vessel was found, as the reports were from krakatoa, at a distance of 355 miles. ..."

4. Complete Story of the Martinique and St. Vincent Horrors by William A. Garesché (1902)
"Until Recently krakatoa Almost Unknown—First Signs of Eruption—Air Filled with ... We preface the story of krakatoa by a recent account of it by the eminent ..."

5. Volcanoes: Past and Present by Edward Hull (1892)
"CHAPTER I. THE ERUPTION OF krakatoa IN 1883. I PROPOSE to introduce here some account of one of the most terrible outbursts of volcanic action that have ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"and also that the great circle through krakatoa. a rid Washington passes nearly over the poles, and in this direction the velocity seems to be still smaller ..."

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