an arm of the Atlantic between Great Britain and the European mainland. About 201,000 sq. mi. (520,600 sq. km); greatest depth, 1998 feet (610 meters).
Formerly German Ocean.
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British Dictionary definitions for north sea
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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Culture definitions for north sea
notes for North Sea
Oil was discovered under the sea floor in 1970.
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