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con·ti·nent

(kon'ti-nent),
Denoting continence.

continent

(kŏn′tə-nənt)
adj.
Exercising continence.

con′ti·nent·ly adv.

continent

Referring to continence, see there.

con·ti·nent

(kon'ti-nĕnt)
1. Able to retain urine or stool.
2. Referring to an enterostomy with sphincterlike control.
See also: continence
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This analysis demonstrated that Canada potentially has an extended continental shelf in both the Atlantic and Arctic oceans that could be as large as the three prairie provinces (GSC 1994).
The project to extend Pakistan's continental shelf was started in 2005, jointly by Pakistan Navy and National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) with Ministry of Science & Technology as the sponsor Ministry.
is essentially a series of undersea co-ordinates that map what the government claims is the country's extended continental shelf.
Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf has recognized around 310,000 square kilometers as part of Japan's continental shelf, equivalent to about 82 percent of the country's total land area, the officials said.
The Dreki Area is a part of the Jan Mayen Ridge micro-continent, which was separated from the continental shelf of Greenland and Norway by plate tectonic movements 45-60 million years ago.
International courts and tribunals are likely to play only limited roles in reviewing a coastal state's compliance with the substantive and procedural requirements of the Law of the Sea Convention related to the outer limits of its continental shelf.
UNCLOS provides guidelines concerning the status of islands, including its continental shelf, enclosed seas and territorial limits.
But this mission was also part of a larger effort to collect data to determine the limits of the extended continental shelf of the United States.
its nine modules cover the legal framework for the delineation of the extended continental shelf, geodetic methodologies, hydrographic methodologies, geomorphological methodologies, geological methodologies, geophysical methodologies, sea floor highs, planning and management of a submission to the UN, procedure for the preparation and presentation of a submission.
Minerals Management Service, America's deep seas on the outer continental shelf (OCS) contain 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas (the U.
energy crisis by pushing for access to the supply of domestic energy on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Most of the rest is fine-grained sediment that's been repeatedly lofted from the ocean floor by ocean currents to hopscotch its way to the canyon-frayed fringes of the continental shelf.

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