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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
zone is a layer
of the pelagic
zone of the ocean. "Abyss" derives
from the Gr**** word ἄβυσσος, meaning
zone was not recognized
from the abyssal zone
the deepest sections
were sometimes called
from 12 °C (54 °F) to 4 °C (39 °F) as depth
increases. Next is the abyssal zone
from a depth
of 3000 metres down to 6000 metres. The final...
- zone, the abyssal zone
, and the hadal
zone. The bathyal
from 200 metres
(656 ft) to 2,000 metres
(6,562 ft). The abyssal zone extends
of the deep ocean includes
the bottom levels
of the oceanic abyssal zone
. For information
that live in the deeper areas
of the oceans...
- zone. A small amount
of primary production
deep in the abyssal zone around
the hydrothermal vents which exist along
some mid-oceanic ridges...
to ocean water
in the abyssal zone
zone, or other
may also refer
to: Deepwater, New South
- the system
of Thelema Abyssal
plain, a flat area on the ocean floor Abyssal zone
, a deep extent
of the sea Abyssinia
- Grimpoteuthis challengeri
is a species
of large octopus living
in the abyssal zone
. The octopus
is 370 millimeters
long in total, while
depth. Lying along
the top of the abyssal plain
is the abyssal zone
, whose lower boundary
lies at about
6,000 m (20,000 ft). The hadal
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