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Definition of Abyssal zone
Abyssal zoneZone one (z[=o]n), n. [F. zone, L. zona, Gr. zw`nh; akin to
zwnny`nai to gird, Lith. j[*u]sta a girdle, j[*u]sti to gird,
1. A girdle; a cincture. [Poetic]
An embroidered zone surrounds her waist. --Dryden.
Loose were her tresses seen, her zone unbound.
2. (Geog.) One of the five great divisions of the earth, with
respect to latitude and temperature.
Note: The zones are five: the torrid zone, extending from
tropic to tropic 46[deg] 56[min], or 23[deg] 28[min] on
each side of the equator; two temperate or variable
zones, situated between the tropics and the polar
circles; and two frigid zones, situated between the
polar circles and the poles.
Commerce . . . defies every wind, outrides every
tempest, and invades. --Bancroft.
3. (Math.) The portion of the surface of a sphere included
between two parallel planes; the portion of a surface of
revolution included between two planes perpendicular to
the axis. --Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.)
4. (Nat. Hist.)
(a) A band or stripe extending around a body.
(b) A band or area of growth encircling anything; as, a
zone of evergreens on a mountain; the zone of animal
or vegetable life in the ocean around an island or a
continent; the Alpine zone, that part of mountains
which is above the limit of tree growth.
5. (Crystallog.) A series of planes having mutually parallel
6. Circuit; circumference. [R.] --Milton.
Abyssal zone. (Phys. Geog.) See under Abyssal.
Zone axis (Crystallog.), a straight line passing through
the center of a crystal, to which all the planes of a
given zone are parallel. Abyssal zoneAbyssal A*byss"al, a. [Cf. Abysmal.]
Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable.
Abyssal zone (Phys. Geog.), one of the belts or zones into
which Sir E. Forbes divides the bottom of the sea in
describing its plants, animals, etc. It is the one
furthest from the shore, embracing all beyond one hundred
fathoms deep. Hence, abyssal animals, plants, etc.
Meaning of Abyssal zone from wikipedia
- The abyssal zone
or abyssopelagic zone
is a layer
of the pelagic zone
of the ocean. "Abyss
from the Gr**** word ἄβυσσος, meaning
- ridge, abyssal plains cover
more than 50% of the Earth’s surface. They are among
the flattest, smoothest, and least explored regions
on Earth. Abyssal
the hadal zone
was not recognized
from the abyssal zone
the deepest sections
were sometimes called
- squid. The aphotic zone
is further divided
into additional zones
: the bathyal zone
, the abyssal zone
, and the hadal zone
. The bathyal zone extends
- bottom levels
of the oceanic abyssal zone
. For information
that live in the deeper areas
of the oceans
see aphotic zone
. Generally, these
- in the oceanic zone
are four ocean zones
. The sunlight zone
, twilight zone
, midnight zone
, and abyssal zone
. The oceanic zone
- all marine
in the photic zone
. A small amount
of primary production
deep in the abyssal zone around
the hydrothermal vents
- Psychrolutidae, commonly known
as a blobfish
or fathead. It is found
in the abyssal zone
in waters around Australia
and New Zealand. A specimen
to ocean water
in the abyssal zone
, hadal zone
, or other
deep ocean zones
may also refer
(film), a 2005 neo-noir...
- song by The Haunted
from Revolver Abyssal
plain, a flat area on the ocean floor Abyssal zone
, a deep extent
of the sea Into the Abyss
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