Oceanic



[oh-shee-an-ik] /ˌoʊ ʃiˈæn ɪk/

adjective
1.
of, living in, or produced by the :
oceanic currents.
2.
of or relating to the region of water lying above the bathyal, abyssal, and hadal zones of the sea bottom.
Compare , .
3.
immensely large; vast:
an oceanic expanse of stars.
4.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Oceania, its peoples, or their languages.
/ˌəʊʃɪˈænɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the ocean
2.
living in the depths of the ocean beyond the continental shelf at a depth exceeding 200 metres: oceanic fauna
3.
huge or overwhelming
4.
(of geological formations) of volcanic origin, arising from the ocean: oceanic islands
/ˌəʊʃɪˈænɪk/
noun
1.
a branch, group, or subfamily of the Malayo-Polynesian family of languages, comprising Polynesian and Melanesian
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to this group of languages
3.
of or relating to Oceania
adj.

1650s, probably from French océanique, from océan (see ocean).
oceanic
(ō’shē-ān’ĭk)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Oceanic bonito

    noun See arctic bonito

  • Oceanicity

    [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



Disclaimer: Oceanic definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.