transpacific

adjective
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

Examples of transpacific in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Especially in Europe and Asia, there are also lingering doubts over the strength and direction of U.S. democracy and the solidity of the transatlantic and transpacific partnerships. Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2022 These returns can replenish retailers’ low inventories, while skirting the astronomical rates and congestion of transpacific shipping. Aurora Almendral, Quartz, 23 Dec. 2021 The timeliness of transpacific ocean shipping, as measured by Flexport, is at its worst ever. The Editors, National Review, 15 Dec. 2021 To me, Cup Noodles tell a story of crossing cultures, and their transpacific journey reveals how Japan has viewed America since World War II. Alisa Freedman, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Dec. 2021 To me, Cup Noodles tell a story of crossing cultures, and their transpacific journey reveals how Japan has viewed America since World War II. Alisa Freedman, The Conversation, 8 Dec. 2021 One of the many kinks in the supply chain is that smaller shipping companies that previously worked regional routes in Asia have gotten into the transpacific business as demand and freight rates skyrocketed this year. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, 3 Dec. 2021 Fundraising for the memorial was a transpacific effort. Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2021 But transpacific freight won’t see as much of a boost. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 2 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of transpacific

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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7 Jan 2022

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“Transpacific.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transpacific. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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transpacific

adjective

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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