mediterranean sea
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌmɛ.dɪ.təˈɹeɪ.nɪ.ən ˈsiː/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌmɛ.də.təˈɹeɪ.ni.ən ˈsi/, /ˌmɛ.də.təˈɹeɪ.njən ˈsi/

mediterranean sea (plural mediterranean seas)

  1. (oceanography) A mostly enclosed#Adjective|enclosed sea that has limited#Adjective|limited exchange#Noun|exchange of deep#Adjective|deep water#Noun|water with outer oceans, and where the water circulation is dominated by salinity and temperature differences rather than wind#Noun|winds.
    • 1733, Philip Miller, “SUN ↗”, in The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden, […], 2nd edition, London: Printed for the author; and sold by C[harles] Rivington, […], OCLC 429215710 ↗, column 1:
      This will account for the Caſpian Sea being always at a Stand, and neither waſting or overflowing; and alſo for the Current ſaid to ſet always in at the Streights of Gibraltar, notwithſtanding that thoſe Mediterranean ſeas receive ſo many, and ſo conſiderable Rivers.
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Mediterranean Sea
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌmɛ.dɪ.təˈɹeɪ.nɪ.ən ˈsiː/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌmɛ.də.təˈɹeɪ.ni.ən ˈsi/, /ˌmɛ.də.təˈɹeɪ.njən ˈsi/
Proper noun
  1. The sea between Europe and Africa.
    Synonyms: Great Sea, Hinder Sea, Sea of the Philistines, The Sea, Western Sea

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