Micronesia: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mī"kru-nē'zhu, -shu), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. a federation comprising the districts of Ponape, Truk, Yap, and Kosrae: part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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