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(English) A depression of the sea floor (e.g., North Atlantic Basin) or the continent (Amazon River Basin) of usually considerable extent. (See also: continental)
(French) Dépression du sol marin ou continental sur une grande échelle (par exemple : le Bassin Nord de l’Atlantique et le Bassin de l’Amazone). (See also: continental)
(Portuguese) Depressão do fundo oceânico (p. ex. a Bacia do Atlântico Norte). (See also: continental)

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