[oh-shee-an-ik] /ˌoʊ ʃiˈæn ɪk/
of, living in, or produced by the :
of or relating to the region of water lying above the bathyal, abyssal, and hadal zones of the sea bottom.
Compare , .
immensely large; vast:
an oceanic expanse of stars.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Oceania, its peoples, or their languages.
of or relating to the ocean
living in the depths of the ocean beyond the continental shelf at a depth exceeding 200 metres: oceanic fauna
huge or overwhelming
(of geological formations) of volcanic origin, arising from the ocean: oceanic islands
a branch, group, or subfamily of the Malayo-Polynesian family of languages, comprising Polynesian and Melanesian
of, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
of or relating to Oceania
1650s, probably from French océanique, from océan (see ocean).
- Oceanic bonito
noun See arctic bonito
[oh-shuh-nis-i-tee, oh-shee-uh-] /ˌoʊ ʃəˈnɪs ɪ ti, ˌoʊ ʃi ə-/ noun 1. the degree to which the climate of a place is influenced by the sea.
- Oceanic ridge
noun 1. any section of the narrow, largely continuous range of submarine mountains that extends into all the major oceans and at which new oceanic lithosphere is created by the rise of magma from the earth’s interior See also sea-floor spreading
- Oceanic trench
noun 1. a long narrow steep-sided depression in the earth’s oceanic crust, usually lying above a subduction zone