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oceanic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oceanic  \O`ce*an"ic\,  a.  [Cf.F.  oc['e]anique.  See  {Ocean}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  ocean;  found  or  formed  in  or 
  about  or  produced  by  the  ocean;  frequenting  the  ocean, 
  especially  mid-ocean. 
 
  Petrels  are  the  most  a["e]rial  and  oceanic  of  birds. 
  --Darwin. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  Oceania  or  its  inhabitants. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  oceanic 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  occurring  or  living  in  or  frequenting  the 
  open  ocean;  "oceanic  islands  like  Bermuda";  "oceanic 
  currents";  "oceanic  birds";  "pelagic  organisms"; 
  "pelagic  whaling"  [syn:  {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" 
  n  :  an  eastern  subfamily  of  Malayo-Polynesian  languages  [syn:  {Oceanic}, 
  {Eastern  Malayo-Polynesian}] 




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