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Java Trench

[ jah-vuh-trench ]
/ ˈdʒɑ və ˈtrɛntʃ /
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noun
an oceanic trench in the Indian Ocean south of Java, Indonesia, with a maximum depth of 23,580 feet (7,187 meters), the deepest known place in the Indian Ocean: part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
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Also called Sun·da Trench [soon-duh-trench] /ˈsun də ˈtrɛntʃ/ . Formerly Ja·va Trough [jah-vuh-trawf, trof] /ˈdʒɑ və ˈtrɔf, ˈtrɒf/ .

Origin of Java Trench

First recorded in 1900–05
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