noun, Physical Geography.
a steep slope separating a continental shelf and a deep ocean basin.
The sloping region between a continental shelf and a continental rise. A continental slope is typically about 20 km (12.4 mi) wide, consists of muds and silts, and is often crosscut by submarine canyons.
[kon-tn-uh nt-lee] /ˈkɒn tn ənt li/ adverb 1. in a manner; temperately.
[kon-tn-uh nt] /ˈkɒn tn ənt/ noun 1. one of the main landmasses of the globe, usually reckoned as seven in number (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica). 2. a comparable landmass on another planet. 3. the mainland, as distinguished from islands or peninsulas. 4. the Continent, the mainland of Europe, as […]
[kuh n-tin-juh ns] /kənˈtɪn dʒəns/ noun 1. contact or tangency. /kənˈtɪndʒəns/ noun 1. the state of touching or being in contact 2. another word for contingency n. early 16c., from Medieval Latin *contingentia, from contingent- present participle stem of contingere “to touch” (see contact (n.)).
[kuh n-tin-juh n-see] /kənˈtɪn dʒən si/ noun, plural contingencies. 1. dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a condition; uncertainty; fortuitousness: Nothing was left to contingency. 2. a event; a chance, accident, or possibility conditional on something uncertain: He was prepared for every contingency. 3. something incidental to a thing. /kənˈtɪndʒənsɪ/ noun (pl) -cies […]