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oceanic

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adjective oce·an·ic \ˌō-shē-ˈa-nik\

Definition of oceanic

  1. 1 a :  of or relating to the ocean b :  occurring in or frequenting the ocean and especially the open sea as distinguished from littoral or neritic waters

  2. 2 :  vast, great



Examples of oceanic

  1. <the theory that ancient mariners took advantage of oceanic currents to roam the seas on primitive rafts>

  2. <during his solo crossing of the Atlantic he managed to avoid the fierce oceanic storms that rage in those tropical latitudes>



1656

First Known Use of oceanic

1656


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oceanic

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adjective oce·an·ic \ˌō-shē-ˈa-nik\

Definition of oceanic

  1. :  of or relating to the ocean





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