Micronesia: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mī"kru-nē'zhu, -shu), [key]
- one of the three principal divisions of Oceania, comprising the small Pacific islands N of the equator and E of the Philippines, whose main groups are the Mariana Islands, the Caroline Islands, and the Marshall Islands.
- a federation comprising the districts of Ponape, Truk, Yap, and Kosrae: part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
- micronesia (Thesaurus)