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an arm of the Atlantic between Great Britain and the European mainland. About 201,000 square miles (520,600 square kilometers); greatest depth, 1,998 feet (610 meters).

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Formerly German Ocean .

Origin of North Sea

Firsr recorded before 1000
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British Dictionary definitions for North Sea

North Sea

noun

an arm of the Atlantic between Great Britain and the N European mainland. Area: about 569 800 sq km (220 000 sq miles)Former name: German Ocean
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Cultural definitions for North Sea

North Sea

Arm of the Atlantic Ocean northwest of central Europe.

notes for North Sea

Oil was discovered under the sea floor in 1970.
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