oceanic

[ oh-shee-an-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF oceanic
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OCEANIC

These oceanic streams are regular, though not regularly defined.

Moreover, Mauritius and the other islands appear to me oceanic in character.

The Coryphæna hippuris, an oceanic fish; often called "dolphin."

An oceanic fish, well-known as the bonito or horse-mackerel.

Also, the Gadus morrhua, one of the most important of oceanic fishes.

Disturbed equilibrium is the great cause of oceanic currents.

The Oceanic Islands are as poor in animal life as they are rich in plants.

A word or two now as to the configuration of the oceanic trough.

But oceanic islands have never been connected with any continent.

The puffin is entirely an oceanic bird, only coming to land to breed.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, probably from French océanique, from océan (see ocean).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OCEANIC

aquatic

adjectiveoccurring in water
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