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  1. Passive margin

    A passive margin is the transition between oceanic and continental lithosphere that is not an active plate margin. A passive margin forms by sedimentation above an ancient rift, now marked by transitional lithosphere. Continental rifting creates new ocean basins. Eventually the continental rift forms a mid-ocean ridge and the locus of extension moves away from the continent-ocean boundary. The transition between the continental and oceanic lithosphere that was originally created by rifting is known as a passive margin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passive margin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passive margin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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