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1.A scattered group of islands within the same body of water. The islands are considered part of a larger land mass. Places such as Hawaii and the Virgin Islands are considered to be archipelagos.
2.Electronic-trading firm acquired by the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. After the acquisition the NYSE went from a not-for-profit company to a publicly traded for-profit business.

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  • I would like someday to tour the hundreds of islands that make up the lush green 1500-mile long Hawaiian Island archipelago.

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  • Even though he lived in Honolulu, William didn't know that the Hawaiian islands were considered an archipelago until he reached fourth grade.

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  • The distance between islands was too far for roads to be built so visitors of the archipelago used ferry boats for travel

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