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/ˈnektən/  /-tän/


1. Refers to the aggregate of actively swimming aquatic organisms in a body of water (usually oceans or lakes) able to move independently of water currents. (

2. A generic term for organisms in the ocean that are capable of swimming independently of currents. (

3. Free-swimming aquatic animals essentially independent of wave and current action. (

4. The aggregate of actively swimming animals in a body of water ranging from microscopic organisms to whales. (

5. The assemblage of pelagic animals that swim freely, independent of water motion or wind. (

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