Archipelago

An archipelago (oʊ {respell|ark-i|PEL|ə-goh}), sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands. The word archipelago is derived from the Greek ἄρχι- – arkhi- (`chief`) and πέλαγος – pélagos (`sea`) through the Italian arcipelago. In Italian, possibly following a tradition of ant...
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Archipelago

• (n.) Hence: Any sea or broad sheet of water interspersed with many islands or with a group of islands. • (n.) The Grecian Archipelago, or Aegean Sea, separating Greece from Asia Minor. It is studded with a vast number of small islands.
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Archipelago

(from the article `Economic Affairs`) The NYSE announced on April 20 that it planned to acquire electronic trading platform Archipelago to form the world`s largest securities market and ...
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archipelago

(from the article `Indonesia`) The Indonesian archipelago represents one of the most unusual areas in the world, encompassing a major juncture of the Earth`s tectonic plates, the ... The Indonesian archipelago stretches for more than 3,000 miles east to west and is the largest island complex in the world. The sea has inevitably ... [...
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archipelago

noun a group of many islands in a large body of water
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Archipelago

[Åland] Archipelago is a subdivision of Åland and one of the Sub-regions of Finland since 2009. ...
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Archipelago

Ar`chi·pel'a·go noun ; plural - goes or -gos [ Italian arcipelago , properly, chief sea; Greek pref ... + ... sea, perhaps akin to ... blow, and expressing the beating of the waves. See Plague .] 1. The Grecian Archipelago, or Ægean Sea, separating Greece ...
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Archipelago

a chain or cluster of islands.
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archipelago

a group of islands
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Archipelago

A group of islands that have an arc shaped distribution. These islands are usually of volcanic origin and are associated with subduction zones.
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archipelago

A group of islands.
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archipelago

A group of islands; an expanse of water with scattered islands.
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Archipelago

An archipelago is a group of islands.
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Archipelago

An archipelago is a group of scattered islands. The Channel Islands form an archipelago off the coast of southern California.
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Archipelago

Archipelago (ärkipel'ugō) [Ital., from Gr.=chief sea], ancient name of the Aegean Sea, later applied to the numerous islands it contains. The word now designates any cluster of islands.
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archipelago

archipelago 1. The Aegean Sea, between Greece and Asia Minor. 2. Any sea, or sheet of water, in which there are numerous islands; a group of islands. 3. A large group of islands; such as, the Philippine archipelago. 4. A sea, such as the Aegean, containing a large number of scattered islands.
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archipelago

Group of islands, or an area of sea containing a group of islands. The islands of an archipelago are usually volcanic in origin, and they sometimes represent the tops of peaks in areas around continental margins flooded by the sea. Volcanic islands are formed either when a hot spot within the Earth's mantle produces a chain of volcanoes on the ...
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archipelago

n. A group of islands; an expanse of water with scattered islands.
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archipelago

n. A group of islands; an expanse of water with scattered islands.
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archipelago

[n] - a group of many islands in a large body of water
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