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 Beijing’s failure to contain the coronavirus — on top of a trade war that punished Montana farmers — has eroded China’s standing and created an opening to attack lawmakers who promoted transpacific ties. Washington Post, "Republicans could suffer from Chinese company’s failure to buy Montana beef," 27 Oct. 2020 Transatlantic and transpacific flying are expected to return more slowly. Kyle Arnold, Dallas News, "Airlines are racking up billions in debt to get through COVID-19. Can they survive what comes next?," 11 May 2020 So South Korea’s decision to play ball is receiving some unusual transpacific attention. Min Joo Kim, Washington Post, "Baseball resumes in South Korea, bringing innings to a world starved for sports," 5 May 2020 All Spirit Alaskan cruises from Seattle, the Spirit Vancouver-Honolulu cruise on September 25 and the Honolulu-Brisbane transpacific cruise on October 6 will also be cancelled. NBC News, "Carnival Cruise Line will restart some North American cruises by August," 4 May 2020 Supply chains are interrupted and transpacific travel has ground to a standstill. Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, "The coronavirus will slam the brakes on California’s economic growth, study says," 12 Mar. 2020 The Trump administration sought the accord after pulling out of a transpacific agreement, which covers 11 countries. The Economist, "Business this week," 10 Oct. 2019 That is partly because of the transpacific trade war, which the IMF said this week could dent China’s GDP by almost 2% in 2020, and America’s by 0.6%. The Economist, "Emissions and omissions," 18 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of transpacific

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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2 Nov 2020

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“Transpacific.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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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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