transatlantic

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adjective trans·at·lan·tic \ ˌtran(t)s-ət-ˈlan-tik , ˌtranz- \

Definition of transatlantic

1 a :crossing or extending across the Atlantic Ocean
  • a transatlantic cable
b :relating to or involving crossing the Atlantic Ocean
  • transatlantic airfares
2 a :situated or originating from beyond the Atlantic Ocean
b :of, relating to, or involving countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and especially the U.S. and Great Britain
  • transatlantic cooperation

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First Known Use of transatlantic

1779


TRANSATLANTIC Defined for English Language Learners

transatlantic

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Definition of transatlantic for English Language Learners

  • : going across the Atlantic Ocean

  • : located on or coming from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean

  • : involving people or countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean


TRANSATLANTIC Defined for Kids

transatlantic

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adjective trans·at·lan·tic \ ˌtran-zət-ˈlan-tik \

Definition of transatlantic for Students

:crossing or being beyond the Atlantic Ocean


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