Definition of Ocean floor

1. Noun. The bottom of a sea or ocean.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ocean Floor

occurrences
occurrent
occurrents
occurring
occurs
occursion
occursions
occy
occæcation
ocean
ocean-going
ocean-type fish
ocean bottom
ocean current
ocean dumping
ocean floor (current term)
ocean liner
ocean liners
ocean perch
ocean pout
ocean ranching
ocean sunfish
ocean trip
oceanaria
oceanarium
oceanariums
oceanaut
oceanauts
oceanfront
oceanfronts

Literary usage of Ocean floor

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1. This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics by W. Jackquelyne Klous, Robert I. Tilling (1996)
"ocean floor mapping About two thirds of the Earth's surface lies beneath the oceans. Before the 19th century, the depths of the open ocean were largely a ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Relief of the ocean floor.—Recent soundings have shown that the floor of the ocean on the whole lies some 2 or 3 m. beneath the surface, and O. Krümme! has ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1900)
"Consider next the increase of temperature with descent, which occurs beneath the continents : at a depth of 13000 feet, or at same depth as the ocean floor, ..."

4. Elementary Physical Geography by Ralph Stockman Tarr (1895)
"Phosphorescence is a possible source of light on the ocean floor. After nightfall, whenever a ... Materials composing the ocean floor: Mechanical Sediments. ..."

5. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"Mr. Jukes-Browne's remark as to long-continued sedimentation obliterating the irregularities of the ocean floor requires proof. Dr. Murray has shown that ..."

6. Elementary Physical Geography by Ralph Stockman Tarr (1895)
"Phosphorescence is a possible source of light on the ocean floor. After nightfall, whenever a ... Materials composing the ocean floor: Mechanical Sediments. ..."

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