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offshore plain
(English) Flat submerged earthform expanse of the marine floor on the outer portion of the continental shelf, at depths of 200 m or less and usually covered with sediments. (See also: submerged earthform, continental shelf)
plateforme continental
(French) Formations sous-marines plates sur la partie externe du plateau continental, à des profondeurs inférieures à 200 m et généralement couvertes de sédiments. (See also: submerged earthform, continental shelf)
planície batial
(Portuguese) Zona plana do fundo marinho fora da plataforma continental, a menos de 200 m de profundidade e coberta de sedimentos. (See also: submerged earthform, continental shelf)

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