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Mediterranean Sea

An inland sea surrounded by Europe, Asia, and Africa. It connects with the Atlantic Ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar; with the Black Sea through the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus; and with the Red Sea through the Suez Canal.

Mediterranean Sea

n
(Placename) a large inland sea between S Europe, N Africa, and SW Asia: linked with the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar, with the Red Sea by the Suez Canal, and with the Black Sea by the Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara, and Bosporus; many ancient civilizations developed around its shores. Greatest depth: 4770 m (15 900 ft). Length: (west to east) over 3700 km (2300 miles). Greatest width: about 1370 km (850 miles). Area: (excluding the Black Sea) 2 512 300 sq km (970 000 sq miles). Ancient name: Mare Internum

Med′iterra′nean Sea′


n.
a sea surrounded by Africa, Europe, and Asia. 2400 mi. (3865 km) long; 1,145,000 sq. mi. (2,965,550 sq. km). Also called Mediterranean.
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Noun1.Mediterranean Sea - the largest inland seaMediterranean Sea - the largest inland sea; between Europe and Africa and Asia
Cyprus - an island in the eastern Mediterranean
Crete, Kriti - the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC
Aegadean Islands, Aegadean Isles, Aegates, Egadi Islands, Isole Egadi - a group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean
Sardegna, Sardinia - an island in the Mediterranean to the west of Italy
Sicilia, Sicily - the largest island in the Mediterranean
Corse, Corsica - an island in the Mediterranean; with adjacent islets it constitutes a region of France
Malta - a strategically located island to the south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea
Abukir, Abukir Bay - a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt
Adriatic, Adriatic Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west
Aegean, Aegean Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia
Gulf of Antalya - a gulf of the Mediterranean Sea in southwestern Turkey
Gulf of Sidra - wide inlet of the Mediterranean Sea on the north coast of Libya
Ionian Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between western Greece and southern Italy
Ligurian Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean between northwest Italy and Corsica
mare nostrum - (our sea) the Mediterranean to the ancient Romans
Perejil - a small uninhabited Mediterranean islet claimed by both Morocco and Spain
Tyrrhenian Sea - an arm of the Mediterranean between Italy and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia and Sicily
Translations
Méditerranéemer Méditerranée

Mediterranean Sea

n the Mediterranean Seadas Mittelmeer
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