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
In the oceanic depths of the Great Lakes, life and death swirl like coffee and cream.
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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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