Definition of Oceanic abyss

1. Noun. A long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor.

Exact synonyms: Deep, Trench
Specialized synonyms: Atacama Trench, Bougainville Trench, Japan Trench, Nares Deep
Generic synonyms: Depression, Natural Depression

Definition of Oceanic abyss

1. Noun. A long, deep depression or trench in the ocean floor ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oceanic Abyss

ocean liner
ocean liners
ocean perch
ocean pout
ocean ranching
ocean sunfish
ocean trip
oceanic abyss (current term)
oceanic bird
oceanic bonito
oceanic trench
oceanic trenches
oceanic whitetip shark
oceanic whitetip sharks

Literary usage of Oceanic abyss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Theological and Literary Journal (1855)
"... by an easy and natural image to be chained fast in the poetical and central prison of the great oceanic abyss," is another instance of the inconsiderate ..."

2. The Earth and Its Story: A First Book of Geology by Angelo Heilprin (1899)
"The large number of volcanic disturbances which take place in various parts of the oceanic abyss, around and in the numerous islands that rise out of it and ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"But there is a vast difference between this platform and the sub-oceanic continental slope which leads down to the great oceanic abyss ; the phenomena ..."

4. Island Life: Or, The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras by Alfred Russel Wallace (1881)
"... had our deepest oceans been the seat of great continents, while the site of our present continents was occupied by an oceanic abyss—is it possible to ..."

5. The Face of the Earth: (Das Antlitz Der Erde) by Eduard Suess (1906)
"... subsidence of the strand-line, as a consequence of the sudden formation of a great oceanic abyss, has not taken place for some thousands of years past. ..."

6. Michael Heilprin and His Sons: A Biography by Gustav Pollak (1912)
"But the conditions become very different when the oceanic abyss, such as the central Pacific, is substituted for a comparatively shallow coast-line. ..."

7. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1896)
"... the Coast and Geodetic Survey maps the navigable tidal waters of the United States as far outwards as the oceanic abyss ; and the Hydrographie Office of ..."

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