oceanic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ō"shē-an'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, living in, or produced by the ocean: oceanic currents.
  2. of or pertaining to the region of water lying above the bathyal, abyssal, and hadal zones of the sea bottom. Cf.
  3. immensely large; vast: an oceanic expanse of stars.
  4. (cap.) of or pertaining to Oceania, its peoples, or their languages.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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