The saltwater of a sea or ocean.

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  • seawater — [sē′wôt΄ər] n. the salty water of the ocean …   English World dictionary

  • Seawater — in the Strait of Malacca Seawater is water from a sea or ocean. On average, seawater in the world s oceans has a salinity of about 3.5% (35 g/L, or 599 mM). This means that every kilogram (roughly one litre by volume) of seawater has… …   Wikipedia

  • seawater — /see waw teuhr, wot euhr/, n. the salt water in or from the sea. [bef. 1000; ME see water, OE saewaeter; see SEA, WATER] * * * Water that makes up the oceans and seas. Seawater is a complex mixture of 96.5% water, 2.5% salts, and small amounts of …   Universalium

  • seawater — jūros vanduo statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Jūrose ir vandenynuose susitelkęs Žemės paviršiaus vanduo, kuriam būdinga didelė mineralizacija, ištirpusių druskų santykio vienodumas ir lėta cheminės sudėties kaita vykstant… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • seawater — noun Date: before 12th century water in or from the sea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seawater — sea|wa|ter [ˈsi:wo:tə US wo:tər, wa: ] n [U] salty water from the sea …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seawater — sea|wat|er [ si,wɔtər ] noun uncount water from the ocean …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seawater — see sea water …   English dictionary

  • seawater — adj. salt water from the sea salt water which comes from the sea or ocean …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seawater — noun water in or taken from the sea …   English new terms dictionary

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