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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: Eastern Malayo-Polynesian]

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see Oceanic



  1. Of or relating to the ocean.
  2. Living in, produced by, or frequenting the ocean; pelagic.
  3. Resembling an ocean in vastness or extent.


of or relating to the ocean
living in the ocean


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oceanic in German: Oceanic

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