Abyssal meaning

ə-bĭsəl
Abysmal; unfathomable.
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Of or relating to the great depths of the oceans.
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Of or relating to the region of the ocean bottom between the bathyal and hadal zones, from depths of approximately 2,000 to 6,000 meters (6,500 to 20,000 feet).
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Of or having to do with an abyss.
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Designating or of the ecological zone (abyssal zone) along the deep ocean floor between the bathyal and hadal zones.
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Relating to the greatest depths of the oceans and to the organisms that live there. The abyssal zone encompasses all depths below 4,000 m (13,120 ft).
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Relating to the region of the ocean bottom between the bathyal and hadal zones , from depths of approximately 2,000 to 6,000 m (6,560 to 19,680 ft). The abyssal zone includes nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface.
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(archaic) Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
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(geography) Of or belonging to the ocean depths, especially below 2000 metres (6500 ft): abyssal zone. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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(geology) Pertaining to or occurring at excessive depths in the earth's crust; plutonic. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
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Origin of abyssal

  • First attested in the 1690's. From Medieval Latin abyssalis, from abyssus (“abyss") + -alis (“-al"). Equivalent to abyss +"Ž -al.

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