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Abyss

The Deep Sea and the Creatures that Live in It; C.P Idyll; Thomas Y. Crowell Company; New York; 1976.

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abyss (s) (noun), abysses (pl)
1. A bottomless pit: Jim leaned over the precipice and saw the deep abyss.
2. Anything too deep or too great to be measured; lowest depth: Melody's heart felt like an abyss of despair after she received the e-mail.
3. An immeasurably deep chasm, depth, or void: The canyon was described as an abyss because it was almost impossible to see its bottom.
4. The primeval chaos out of which it was believed that the earth and sky were formed: The film portrayed the abyss out of which the formation of the earth and solar system is supposed to have taken place.
5. The abode of evil spirits; hell, thought of as a bottomless pit: Hugh's anguished soul descended into the abyss of hell.

Strictly speaking, the abyss is a particular zone extending between 3,000 and 6,000 meters (9,840 and 19,680 feet at 3.28 feet per meter) in depth. By extension, the abyss is also used to designate the deep oceans everywhere.

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(Greek > Latin: formless matter; especially from Greek, gulf, chasm, abyss, the rude unformed mass; and by extension, "confusion and disorder")
(Greek > Latin: Greek [abussoz], a-, "no" plus bussos, "bottom" through Latin [abyssus], "no bottom, bottomless")
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abyss
Strictly speaking, the abyss is a particular zone extending between 3,000 and 6,000 meters (9,843 feet to 19,685 feet) in depth.

By extension, the term is also used to designate the deep oceans overall.

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(the study of the deep seas or oceans involves the abyss or the "deep seas" which cover almost two-thirds of the earth's surface; showing applicable scientific terminology in this unit)
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abysso-, abyss-, abys-
Greek > Latin: Greek [abussoz], a-, "no" + bussos, "bottom" through Latin [abyssus], "no bottom, bottomless"; in this unit.