Definition of Oceanic

1. Noun. An eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages.

Exact synonyms: Eastern Malayo-polynesian
Generic synonyms: Malayo-polynesian, Polynesian
Specialized synonyms: Tahitian, Maori, Hawaiian, Fijian

2. Adjective. Relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean. "Pelagic whaling"
Exact synonyms: Pelagic
Partainyms: Ocean, Sea
Derivative terms: Ocean

3. Adjective. Resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree. "The oceanic violence of his rage"
Similar to: Limitless, Unlimited
Derivative terms: Ocean

4. Adjective. Constituting or living in the open sea. "Oceanic life"
Similar to: Marine
Derivative terms: Ocean

Definition of Oceanic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the ocean; found or formed in or about, or produced by, the ocean; frequenting the ocean, especially mid- ocean.

Definition of Oceanic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Oceania; Oceanian. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the ocean. ¹

3. Adjective. Living in, produced by, or frequenting the ocean; pelagic. ¹

4. Adjective. Resembling an ocean in vastness or extent. ¹

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Definition of Oceanic

1. ocean [adj] - See also: ocean

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oceanic

Occam's razor
Ocean State
Oceanites oceanicus
Ochna serrulata
Ochoa's law
Ochotona collaris
Ochotona princeps

Literary usage of Oceanic

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1. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1909)
"The Asiatic origin of the oceanic languages: etymological dictionary of the ... The Asiatic (Semitic) relationship of the oceanic family of languages, ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1871)
"I wish to state in limine that I claim no originality whatever in advancing the doctrine of a General oceanic Circulation sustained by difference of ..."

3. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1896)
"By some distinguished physicists, oceanic currents have been attributed ... We leave it for physicists to determine the true theory of oceanic currents. ..."

4. The Earth and Man, Lectures on Comparative Physical Geography in Its by Arnold Guyot (1890)
"We shall now commence the investigation of the first, comparing the terrestrial element with the oceanic element, in order to ascertain the special ..."

5. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1896)
"IN noticing the inter-relationship of the various branches of the oceanic Family of Languages it is convenient to distinguish four main divisions :— 1. ..."

6. Masterpieces of Murder: An Edmund Pearson True Crime Reader by Edmund Lester Pearson, Gerald Gross (1876)
"Amongst the inferior oceanic movements may be classed the different kinds ... It is very seldom, and within circumscribed areas, that this hiatus in oceanic ..."

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