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Meaning of "plankton" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PLANKTON

Via German from Greek planktos wandering, from plazesthai to roam.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PLANKTON

plankton  [ˈplæŋktən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PLANKTON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Plankton 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 PLANKTON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Plankton

Plankton are a diverse group of organisms that live in the water column and cannot swim against a current. They provide a crucial source of food to many large aquatic organisms, such as fish and whales. These organisms include drifting animals, protists, archaea, algae, or bacteria that inhabit the pelagic zone of oceans, seas, or bodies of fresh water; that is, plankton are defined by their ecological niche rather than phylogenetic or taxonomic classification. Though many planktic species are microscopic in size, plankton includes organisms covering a wide range of sizes, including large organisms such as jellyfish.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PLANKTON


acton
ˈæktən
aeroplankton
ˈɛərəʊˌplæŋktən
Clacton
ˈklæktən
Clacton-on-Sea
ˈklæktən
cryoplankton
ˌkraɪəʊˈplæŋktən
Fredericton
ˈfrɛdrɪktən
fructan
ˈfrʌktən
haliplankton
ˈhælɪˌplæŋktən
holoplankton
ˌhɒləˈplæŋktən
insectan
ɪnˈsektən
lectern
ˈlɛktən
meroplankton
ˌmɛrəʊˈplæŋktən
microplankton
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌplæŋktən
Moncton
ˈmɒŋktən
nannoplankton
ˈnænəʊˌplæŋktən
nanoplankton
ˈnænəʊˌplæŋktən
octan
ˈɒktən
phytoplankton
ˌfaɪtəˈplæŋktən
Stockton
ˈstɒktən
zooplankton
ˌzəʊəˈplæŋktən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PLANKTON

planimetrically
planimetry
planish
planisher
planisphere
planispheric
plank
plank-sheer
planking
plankter
planktonic
planless
planlessly
planlessness
planned
planned economy
planned obsolescence
planner
planning
planning application

WORDS THAT END LIKE PLANKTON

Arlington
Aston
boston
burton
button
Clinton
cotton
Hamilton
Hampton
Hilton
Houston
Kingston
Milton
nekton
newton
Norton
on the button
ton
Washington
Wellington

Synonyms and antonyms of plankton in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «plankton» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PLANKTON

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

Translator English - Chinese

浮游生物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

plancton
570 millions of speakers

English

plankton
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्लवक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العوالق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

планктон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

plâncton
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্ল্যাঙ্কটন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plancton
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Plankton
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Plankton
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

プランクトン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

플랑크톤
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Plankton
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phiêu sinh vật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மிதவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्लँक्टन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

plankton
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

plancton
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

plankton
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

планктон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

plancton
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλαγκτόν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

plankton
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

plankton
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

plankton
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of plankton

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PLANKTON»

The term «plankton» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.508 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PLANKTON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «plankton» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «plankton» 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 plankton

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PLANKTON»

Discover the use of plankton in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to plankton and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Plankton: A Guide to Their Ecology and Monitoring for Water ...
This practical book provides a comprehensive introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton and describes its use as a tool for monitoring water quality.
Iain Suthers, David Rissik, 2009
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Plankton Stratigraphy: Volume 1, Planktic Foraminifera, ...
This comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge of the biostratigraphy of marine plankton is the work of an international team of eighteen authors.
Hans M. Bolli, John B. Saunders, Katharina Perch-Nielsen, 1989
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Plankton of Inland Waters
- Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues - Covers current environmental problems and management solutions - Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding
Gene E. Likens, 2010
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Coastal plankton: photo guide for European seas
This book, with more than 600 micro- and 40 macrophotographs on 60 colour plates, is an introduction to the most important and most common taxa present in the plankton, and it allows the identification even of numerous common species. 117 ...
Otto Larink, Wilfried Westheide, 2006
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A Mechanistic Approach to Plankton Ecology
"This book offers a mechanistic approach to the study of ocean ecology by exploring biological interactions in plankton at the individual level.
Thomas Kiørboe, 2008
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Ecology of Plankton
The book entitled Ecology of Plankton has been written covering applied aspects of Limnology in order to cater to the needs of students, research scholars and teachers in college and university.
Arvind Kumar, 2005
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Plankton: A Microscopic World
Introduction. Imagine being a space traveller who visits the planet Earth some 400 million years ago. Macroscopic plant life had not yet evolved, and to the unaided human eye this planet would have appeared barren and inhospitable.
Gustaaf M. Hallegraeff, 1988
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Plankton Soup: Second Helping
In "Plankton Soup (Second Helpings)" Sutton has fused recurring themes such as Life, death, religion, war, romance, sociology, sexual orientation, mythology, genitalia, science fiction, vaudeville theatre, politics (vaudeville theatre ...
Grant Sutton, 2011
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Plankton Stratigraphy: Volume 2, Radiolaria, Diatoms, ...
This comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge of the biostratigraphy of marine plankton is the work of an international team of eighteen authors.
Hans M. Bolli, John B. Saunders, Katharina Perch-Nielsen, 1989
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Protozoan Plankton Ecology
This text looks at the biology, temporal and spatial distribution patterns and the functional role of planktonic protozoa in fresh, brackish and marine waters.
J.A. Laybourn-Parry, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PLANKTON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term plankton is used in the context of the following news items.
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Plankton Collection Technology Installed on AAL
AAL working with Sir Alister Hardy Foundation For Ocean Science (SAHFOS) to collect data on marine plankton in the Pacific. «Marine Technology News, Jul 15»
2
Why this beach is glowing like a beautiful night light
Plankton are best known for their greatest hits: producing organic compounds, being devoured by krill, drifting aimlessly on the ocean's upper ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
3
Microplastic pollution a possible threat to Great Barrier Reef coral
Microplastics have penetrated down the food chain into plankton - a major food source for coral and many other species throughout the world's ... «Mongabay.com, Jul 15»
4
Jaw-dropping pictures show terrifying moment 40-tonne whale …
Humpback whales are commonly found near the coast where they can feed on krill, plankton and small fish. They are extremely powerful ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 28
In SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG), SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton team up after a diabolical pirate steals the secret ... «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
6
Queen Said It Best: We Are the Champions
This is not a story of our evolution from plankton to people. Shipman is interested in both where we came from and how we managed to stick ... «PopMatters, Jul 15»
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Acidic oceans: Plankton is destroyed at large scale
A new study by researchers from MIT, the University of Alabama and other academic institutions has established that the increasing ... «The Market Business, Jul 15»
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Public Release: 24-Jul-2015 Marine plankton brighten clouds over …
The lighter-green swirls are a massive December 2010 plankton bloom following ocean currents off Patagonia, at the southern... view more. «EurekAlert, Jul 15»
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Plankton threatened by ocean acidification: Why that matters
A new study shows that the balance of plankton species will dramatically change as our seawaters grow more acidic. «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
10
Robotic Submarine and Plankton Sampling: Learning Seep Secrets
The SentrY Precision Robotic Impeller Driven (SyPRID) gently gathered phytoplankton near the ocean floor. (Photo : Photo: Andy Billings, ... «Nature World News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Plankton [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/plankton>. Jul 2020 ».
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