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Definition of 'oceanic'


  1. an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
       Synonyms: Eastern Malayo-Polynesian


  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"
       Synonyms: 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"

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