Abyssal plain

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Definition of Abyssal plain:
A flat area on the deep-sea floor having a very gentle slope of less than one metre per kilometre, and consisting chiefly of graded terrigenous sediments known as turbidites. [1]
This is the common definition for Abyssal plain, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Pinet P.R. 1998.Invitation to Oceanography. Jones and Barlett Publishers. p. 508