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(English) A relatively narrow, deep depression with steep slopes, and whose bottom grades continuously downward. (See also: continental shelf, continental slope)
(French) Une dépression relativement étroite, profonde avec des inclinaisons escarpées, et dont le fond descend en continue. (See also: continental shelf, continental slope)
(Portuguese) Depressão relativamente estreita e profunda com a vertente em degraus. (See also: continental shelf, continental slope)

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