exclusive economic zone

noun

the coastal water and sea bed around a country's shores, to which it claims exclusive rights for fishing, oil exploration, fishing, etcSometimes shortened to: economic zone

Nearby words

  1. exclusionism,
  2. exclusionist,
  3. exclusive,
  4. exclusive brethren,
  5. exclusive disjunction,
  6. exclusive or,
  7. exclusive or circuit,
  8. exclusive representation,
  9. exclusively,
  10. exclusivism

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