the Pacific Rim


: a group of countries that are in or next to the Pacific Ocean
used especially of Asian countries on the Pacific Ocean

Examples of the Pacific Rim in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The multinational project reflects LACMA’s strategic pivot to the Pacific Rim — and in particular China, where partners include the private Yuz Museum in Shanghai — after Govan’s arrival in 2006. Andrew Maerkle, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2024 Melvin planned to introduce two of the most notable outfielders to come from the Pacific Rim to MLB. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 10 Mar. 2024 Safe to say, the Pacific Rim Uprising actor will be showcasing those same dance moves for the teams' rematch on Feb. 11. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 9 Feb. 2024 Since the airline is a member of the global airline alliance Oneworld, its partners like American Airlines, Japan Airlines, and Qantas would also benefit from shrinking competition in the Pacific Rim, according to the American Economic Liberties Project. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Dec. 2023 The city of Seattle is a thriving center of business and culture strategically located on the Pacific Rim, with deep historical ties to Asia. Foreign Affairs, 14 Feb. 2023 The grim-looking shadow zones of dark purple all around the Pacific Rim are deep-ocean trenches, where plates meet their end by diving into the mantle. Robert Kunzig, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Located on the Pacific Rim, with deep historical ties to Asia, we are distinctively poised to address changes in the global political economy sparked by the growing significance of the Asia-Pacific region. Foreign Affairs, 14 Feb. 2023 While there were assumptions that California — an international travel hub for the Pacific Rim — would be hit earlier than other parts of the country given the coronavirus’ China connections, a different dynamic instead emerged. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 2023

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“The Pacific Rim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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