oceanic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to the ocean: "Like many oceanic islands, Bermuda was originally free of all mammals except the bat” ( Dwight Holing).
    • generated by or located in an ocean, particularly in the open water without in superficial coastal waters.
    • Resembling an ocean in expanse; vast: oceanic steppes.
    • Of or concerning the sea.
    • residing in, produced by, or frequenting the sea; pelagic.
    • Resembling an ocean in vastness or degree.
    • Of or pertaining to the sea; discovered or created in or around, or made by, the sea; frequenting the ocean, particularly mid-ocean.
    • Of or pertaining to Oceania or its inhabitants.
    • constituting or located in the available water
    • resembling the sea in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree
    • regarding or occurring or staying in or frequenting the open sea
  • others:
    • Belonging or concerning the ocean: as, the oceanic areas, basins, countries, etc.
    • Wide or extended once the sea.
    • particularly, in zoology, inhabiting the high seas; pelagic.
    • regarding or noting the languages associated with the Malay-Polynesian group.
  • noun:
    • an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages

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