Definition of oceanic
1a : of or relating to the oceanb : occurring in or frequenting the ocean and especially the open sea as distinguished from littoral or neritic waters
3Oceanic linguistics : relating to, belonging to, or characterizing a subfamily of the Austronesian family of languages that is spoken in Polynesia and most of the islands of Melanesia and Micronesia
Examples of oceanic in a Sentence
the theory that ancient mariners took advantage of oceanic currents to roam the seas on primitive rafts
during his solo crossing of the Atlantic he managed to avoid the fierce oceanic storms that rage in those tropical latitudes
Recent Examples of oceanic from the Web
Blue lighting and oceanic surroundings make the photos even more realistic.
Elaine Thompson Associated Press Orcas: Common and unique Orcas really are an oceanic dolphin, not whales, and are found in every ocean.
Friends recalled his larger-than-life personality and love of all things oceanic.
And when the music imitates non-oceanic water, expressive intent becomes vague, and a kind of sameness sets in because water — whether hot, cold, clean, or dirty – is pretty much the same.
Invasive species: Ballast water discharge regulations on trans-oceanic ships is keeping new non-native species from penetrating the lakes, but those already there continue to spread.
A different way of eating opened up the possibility of oceanic giants.
And one day a vision worthy of the series’ soulful glimpses of oceanic life materialized directly below me in the form of a giant manta ray.
More recently, President George W. Bush also established several enormous oceanic national monuments.
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First Known Use of oceanic
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Definition of oceanic for Students
: of or relating to the ocean
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