trans·​pa·​cif·​ic | \ ˌtran(t)s-pə-ˈsi-fik How to pronounce transpacific (audio) \

Definition of transpacific

1a : crossing or extending across the Pacific Ocean transpacific airlines
b : relating to or involving crossing the Pacific Ocean transpacific airfares
2a : situated or occurring beyond the Pacific Ocean
b : of, relating to, or involving countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean the transpacific economy

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Where to find it: Qantas’s latest seats can be found on its Airbus A330s and its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which are taking on more transpacific flights to the U.S. as well as the airline’s longest haul, the route from Perth to London. Eric Rosen, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Best Business Class Seats, and How to Fly Them on Points and Miles," 21 Aug. 2019 Broadway is a testing ground for the West End, and vice versa, with Sydney and Melbourne not infrequently triangulating the transatlantic (and transpacific) theater trade. Mikael Jansson, Vogue, "14 Countries, 14 Superstars: The Global Actors Who Know No Limits," 14 Mar. 2019 This epic passage established a transpacific link, and no other shipping route has been more successful or lasted longer. Time Staff, Time, "The 25 Moments From American History That Matter Right Now," 28 June 2018 The state's power costs are relatively low, Hillsboro is close to transpacific communications cables that land on the Oregon cost, and property is inexpensive compared to other markets. Mike Rogoway,, "Data center plans huge 92-acre project in Hillsboro," 28 May 2018 Although historians knew of this transpacific slave trade, the origins of its victims were lost. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "Latin America’s lost histories revealed in modern DNA," 12 Apr. 2018 A transpacific team of researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct a mutation that leads to an often devastating heart condition. Joel Michael Reynolds, Time, "Gene Editing Might Mean My Brother Would’ve Never Existed," 9 Aug. 2017 The flight also marks Boston’s first non-stop service to Asia and the 787’s first transpacific flight. Jason Paur, WIRED, "Boeing 787 Dreamliner Begins First U.S. Passenger Flights," 23 Apr. 2012 Sail anywhere that Celebrity does (excluding transatlantic, transpacific, and Galapagos sailings) between February 2017 and April 2018 to take advantage of the offer. Elissa Garay, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Deals of 2017's 'Wave Season'," 5 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of transpacific

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of transpacific was in 1891

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English Language Learners Definition of transpacific

: crossing the Pacific Ocean
: of, relating to, or involving countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean

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