Definition of continental slope noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


continental slope

BrE BrE//ˌkɒntɪˌnentəl ˈsləʊp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntɪˌnentəl ˈsloʊp//
[singular] (geology)
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the steep surface that goes down from the outer edge of the continental shelf to the ocean floor
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: continental slope