Definitions for "CONTINENTAL MARGIN"
Keywords:  abyssal, shelf, shoreline, slope, ocean
The portion of the ocean floor extending from the shoreline to the landward edge of the abyssal plain and including the continental shelf, slope, and rise.
The portion of the seafloor adjacent to a continent. It may include the continental shelf, continental slope, and continental rise.
the zone of the sea floor reaching from the continents to the abyssal plain, including the continental shelf, the continental slope, and the continental rise.