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I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight.
Mercedes McCambridge

Meaning of "Mediterranean Sea" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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Mediterranean Sea is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MEDITERRANEAN SEA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe and Anatolia, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant. The sea is sometimes considered a part of the Atlantic Ocean, although it is usually identified as a completely separate body of water. The name Mediterranean is derived from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning "inland" or "in the middle of the land". It covers an approximate area of 2.5 million km², but its connection to the Atlantic is only 14 km wide. In oceanography, it is sometimes called the Eurafrican Mediterranean Sea or the European Mediterranean Sea to distinguish it from mediterranean seas elsewhere. The Mediterranean Sea has an average depth of 1,500 m and the deepest recorded point is 5,267 m in the Calypso Deep in the Ionian Sea. It was an important route for merchants and travellers of ancient times that allowed for trade and cultural exchange between emergent peoples of the region.

Definition of Mediterranean Sea in the English dictionary

The definition of Mediterranean Sea in the dictionary is a large inland sea between S Europe, N Africa, and SW Asia: linked with the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar, with the Red Sea by the Suez Canal, and with the Black Sea by the Dardanelles, Sea of Marmara, and Bosporus; many ancient civilizations developed around its shores. Greatest depth: 4770 m. Length: over 3700 km. Greatest width: about 1370 km. Area: 2 512 300 sq km Ancient name: Mare Internum.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Mediterranean
Mediterranean fever
Mediterranean flour moth
Mediterranean fruit fly

WORDS THAT END LIKE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Aegean Sea
Amundsen Sea
Andaman Sea
Arabian Sea
Baltic Sea
Bellingshausen Sea
Black Sea
Caribbean Sea
Caspian Sea
China Sea
Dead Sea
Icarian Sea
Inland Sea
Ionian Sea
North Sea
Norwegian Sea
Red Sea
South China Sea
Tasman Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea

Synonyms and antonyms of Mediterranean Sea in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Mediterranean Sea» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Find out the translation of Mediterranean Sea to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Mediterranean Sea from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Mediterranean Sea» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

地中海
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Mar Mediterráneo
570 millions of speakers

English

Mediterranean Sea
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भूमध्य सागर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البحر الأبيض المتوسط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Средиземное море
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Mar Mediterrâneo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভূমধ্যসাগর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Méditerranée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

laut Mediterranean
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mittelmeer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地中海
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지중해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Segara Mediterania
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

địa trung hải
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மத்தியதரைக் கடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भूमध्य समुद्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Akdeniz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Mar Mediterraneo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Morze Śródziemne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Середземне море
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Marea Mediterană
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Μεσόγειο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Middellandse See
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Medelhavet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Middelhavet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Mediterranean Sea

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MEDITERRANEAN SEA»

The term «Mediterranean Sea» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.426 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MEDITERRANEAN SEA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Mediterranean Sea» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Mediterranean Sea» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Mediterranean Sea

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3 QUOTES WITH «MEDITERRANEAN SEA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Mediterranean Sea.
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Mercedes McCambridge
I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight.
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Roger McNamee
I had better cellular coverage on a ship in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea than I have in many parts of Silicon Valley.
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Hassan Nasrallah
I believe that Palestine is an occupied land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, and this is the right of the entire Palestinian people, this land.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MEDITERRANEAN SEA»

Discover the use of Mediterranean Sea in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Mediterranean Sea and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mediterranean Sea
Surveys the physical features, geological borders, climate and currents, water, plant and animal life, and economic and ecological aspects of the Mediterranean Sea.
Jen Green, 2006
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Mediterranean Sea: Guide to the Underwater Life
Angelo Mojetta uses scientific explanations in an easy-to-grasp language, combined with photographs and detailed biological drawings, to illustrate the remarkable features of the Mediterranean Sea.
Angelo Mojetta, 1996
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Tsunamis in the Mediterranean Sea 2000 B.C.-2000 A.D.
Sergey Soloviev, the founder and recognised leader of the Russian scientific school of tsunami researchers, was unable to see the publication of this book, passing away on March 9, 1994.
Sergey L. Soloviev, 2000
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Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean Sea covers 970,000 square miles (2.5 million sq km). The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The strait is narrow and shallow. Its narrowest point is only eight miles (13 km) wide.
John F. Prevost, 2010
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Environmental Condition of the Mediterranean Sea: European ...
European Community Countries F.B. de Walle, M. Nikolopoulou-Tamvakli, W.J. Heinen. Mediterranean, the temperature of Mediterranean water, except for the surface layer, does not fall below 13° C, even in the winter (Figure 1.4). The water  ...
F.B. de Walle, M. Nikolopoulou-Tamvakli, W.J. Heinen, 1993
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The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean
In this brilliant and expansive book, David Abulafia offers a fresh perspective by focusing on the sea itself: its practical importance for transport and sustenance; its dynamic role in the rise and fall of empires; and the remarkable cast ...
David Abulafia, 2011
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The Mediterranean Sea
Alain Saliot. However, exchanges of CO2 between the atmosphere and the sea are linked to the difference in respective partial pressures, that of seawater being pco2 = [CO2 + HaCO3]/Ko, where K0 is the CO2 solubility in seawater, ...
Alain Saliot, 2005
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Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Western ...
Bethoux J.P., Mean water fluxes across sections in the Mediterranean Sea, evaluated on the basis of water and salt budgets and of observed salinities. Oceanologica Acta, 3, 1, 79-88, 1980. Bethoux J.P., L. Prieur and F. Nyffeler, The water ...
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Geochemistry and sedimentology of the Mediterranean Sea
'In this book is everything you could ever want to know about Mediterranean Sea sediments At last, we have a good account of Soviet work and thoughts pertaining to the Mediterranean, the first in a long time An incredible array of data is ...
E. M. Emelʹi︠a︡nov, Kazimeras Mikolavich Shimkus, 1986
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Admiralty and maritime laws in the Mediterranean Sea (ca. ...
This work sheds light on the evolution of maritime law in the Mediterranean Sea between 800 and the 1050s, a period in maritime legal history whose gaps contemporary scholars have not attempted to bridge.
Hassan Salih Khalilieh, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MEDITERRANEAN SEA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Mediterranean Sea is used in the context of the following news items.
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US Navy trials undersea drone in Mediterranean Sea
The US Navy has reportedly launched and recovered an underwater drone from its USS North Dakota submarine, which is said to be its first ... «Naval Technology, Jul 15»
2
The plight of African migrants in the Mediterranean
The world is watching the African humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea with little interest, as mostly teenagers and young West Africans ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
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Boat with 150-200 migrants located adrift in Mediterranean
Greek authorities say a boat carrying 150 to 200 migrants has been located adrift in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and two merchant ships ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
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WATCH: ISIS releases dramatic footage of attack on Egyptian naval …
ISIS has released dramatic footage of Thursday's attack on an Egyptian naval vessel in the Mediterranean sea, near the coast of Israel and the ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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LÉ NIAMH rescues 98 migrants from the Mediterranean sea
The Irish naval vessel the LÉ NIAMH has rescued 98 migrants off the coast of Tripoli in its first operation since arriving in the area on Saturday. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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EU Faces July 20 Deadline to Settle Mediterranean Migration Crisis
The UN Refugee Agency documented 137,000 refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe in the first six months of 2015, compared ... «Sputnik International, Jul 15»
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ISIL claims rocket attack on Egypt navy boat in Mediterranean Sea
The SITE intelligence group reports a rocket attack on an Egyptian navy frigate in the Mediterranean Sea has been claimed by the group calling ... «euronews, Jul 15»
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Mediterranean Sea has become cemetery for people hoping for a …
Sadly, the Mediterranean Sea has become a cemetery for people whose only hope was to take their family to a safer, more prosperous part of ... «Malta Independent Online, Jul 15»
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Hundreds migrants rescued in the Mediterranean sea
Some 418 mainly sub-Saharan migrants who were rescued at sea by the Migrant Offshore Aid Station vessel Phoenix have been taken to port ... «Ukraine Today, Jul 15»
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Travel back in time to the flood that filled the Mediterranean
This busy stretch of water, just 14 kilometres across at its narrowest, is the gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, ... «New Scientist, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Mediterranean Sea [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mediterranean-sea>. Dec 2019 ».
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