continental plateau

noun
variants: or continental platform

Definition of continental plateau

: a broad protuberance of the surface of the lithosphere coinciding approximately with a continent but including also the continental shelf

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“Continental plateau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/continental%20plateau. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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