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continental slope
(English) Region of the outer edge of a continent between the generally shallow continental shelf and the deep ocean floor, from 200 to 2,000 m; often steep, slope-like. (See also: continental shelf)
pente continentale
(French) Région du bord externe d'un continent entre le plateau continental généralement peu profond et le sol de l'océan profond, de 200 à 2,000 m; souvent escarpé et en forme d'une pente. (See also: continental shelf)
vertente continental
(Portuguese) Região da margem oceânica dum continente entre os 200 e os 2000 m. (See also: continental shelf)

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