Continental-slope definition

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.
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The steep slope descending from the continental shelf to the continental rise.
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(geology) The steep, narrow fringe separating the coastal zone from the deep ocean.
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Noun

Singular:
continental-slope
Plural:
continental-slopes