Definition of transoceanic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌtrɑːnzəʊsɪˈanɪk//trɑːnsəʊʃɪˈanɪk//ˌtrɑːnzəʊʃɪˈanɪk//ˌtransəʊsɪˈanɪk//trɑːnsəʊsɪˈanɪk//ˌtransəʊʃɪˈanɪk//ˌtranzəʊsɪˈanɪk//ˌtranzəʊʃɪˈanɪk/


  • 1Crossing an ocean.

    ‘the transoceanic cable system’
    • ‘While reaffirming the legal point about physical possession, this passage also makes it clear that, according to civil law, transoceanic enterprises had to be authorized by a Christian monarch.’
    • ‘Though they are not ships, oil and gas rigs in the ocean, and transoceanic cables too, are as worthy of naval attack and defense as any ship might be.’
    • ‘Obviously, it would not significantly affect longer nonstop and transoceanic flights.’
    • ‘Carriers vie for global telecom domination, investing in state-of-the-art networks comprised of transcontinental backbones and transoceanic cables, but bandwidth paucity persists.’
    • ‘A specification for a transoceanic transport airplane usually described a range of 4000 miles, roughly the distance from bases in northeastern United States to bases in West Germany.’
    • ‘Of course the delay in delivering a letter across the Atlantic Ocean was considerable in those days, the first transoceanic telegraph still decades in the future.’
    • ‘My question is do you think that there will be a successful low-cost carrier to ply transoceanic routes?’
    • ‘Although remarkable, these voyages were not truly transoceanic; the Indian Ocean often being viewed as the Asian counterpart to the Mediterraean Sea.’
    • ‘Diabetes is a condition which usually disqualifies a skipper from transoceanic solo racing.’
    • ‘Reliance was planning to acquire the transoceanic cable provider for around $211 million in cash, with a price of $97.41 per share.’
    • ‘It literally depends on that transoceanic pipe.’
    • ‘Meanwhile burgeoning transoceanic commerce, resulting in regular and improved shipping (steamships were introduced by the 1840s), facilitated the migration process.’
    • ‘The China Clipper was about to make transoceanic passenger service a reality.’
    • ‘Second, the flight was an opportunity to build on previous successes in transoceanic flying.’
    • ‘He discusses the science of the telegraph and the transoceanic telegraph cables that linked the world.’
    • ‘It was impressive considering that the largest undersea transoceanic telephone cable at the time carried only 256 channels.’
    • ‘But, like all living creatures, birds are fallible even without the storms and transoceanic journeys.’
    • ‘In 1874, Brazil was connected to Europe by transoceanic cable.’
    • ‘He was the first person to chart the flow of the Gulf Stream, to conduct deep-sea soundings, and to imagine the potential of a transoceanic cable.’
    • ‘Although amphetamines can be prescribed by flight surgeons to pilots on transoceanic transport flights, they are not supposed to be used for combat missions.’
    1. 1.1 Coming from or situated beyond an ocean.
      ‘there is a higher rate for letters intended for transoceanic countries’
      • ‘The energy and momentum of these transoceanic waves can take them thousands of kilometers from their origin before slamming into far-distant islands or coastal areas.’
      • ‘Commitment to a transoceanic community evidently persisted for decades.’
      • ‘Second, the European powers that generated transoceanic settlements were typically much smaller in territory than their overseas outposts and in due course became so in population, too.’
      • ‘Taking place in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco with intimations of its transoceanic neighbor, Japan, the play already fails by not making these places compellingly present.’