oceanic meaning

Pronunciation:   "oceanic" in a sentence
Adjective: oceanic  `owshee'anik
  1. Relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean
    "oceanic islands like Bermuda"; "oceanic currents"; "oceanic birds"
    - pelagic 
  2. Resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree
    "the oceanic violence of his rage" 
  3. Constituting or living in the open sea
    "oceanic waters"; "oceanic life"
Noun: Oceanic
  1. An eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
    - Eastern Malayo-Polynesian

See also: limitless, marine, ocean, unlimited

Type of: Malayo-Polynesian, Polynesian

Encyclopedia: Oceanic


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  1. oceanic islands are sometimes deficient in animals of certain whole classes.
  2. oceanic fisheries are frequently looked to as a source of inexpensive high-quality protein.
  3. owing to the difficulty of sampling beneath the deep oceans, the composition of the oceanic crust is not known with complete certainty.
  4. despite this solution, the volume of accumulated oceanic pelagic carbonate is staggering because of the size of the oceans.
  5. the expertise for oceanic polymetallic nodules survey

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