Definition of oceanic in English:

oceanic

adjective

  • 1Relating to the ocean.

    ‘oceanic atolls’
    • ‘It is uncertain whether coral reef ecosystems are oceanic sources or sinks of carbon dioxide.’
    • ‘The heartland stood in opposition to the maritime or oceanic lands, and would triumph.’
    • ‘These data indicate that euxinic conditions were common in the water column during Mesozoic oceanic anoxic events.’
    • ‘Identifying pelagic hot spots on oceanic scales and linking these regions with oceanographic features is of high importance.’
    • ‘The Indo-Pacific is the most abundant oceanic region for aquatic life and Sipadan seems to be home for most of them.’
    • ‘Traveling across the Pacific, oceanic tides crash upon the Hawaiian Ridge and dissipate.’
    • ‘Planktonic foraminifera can be used to obtain data relating to surface water temperatures and oceanic circulation patterns.’
    • ‘Moreover, the animals and the plants inhabiting oceanic islands bear the greatest similarity to species found on the nearest mainland.’
    • ‘Here the oceanic landscape of the Water country met the rolling plains and lush forests of the Air Queendom.’
    • ‘Standing in this forest, in the shadows of the mountains, at the edge of the oceanic abyss, I can't help thinking about Judas Iscariot.’
    • ‘Sediments between the mafic sills in the Guaymas Basin are a mixture of continent-derived gravity-flow deposits and oceanic pelagic deposits.’
    • ‘This attenuation rate is similar to numerous others previously reported for various oceanic areas.’
    • ‘The deepest waters are found in oceanic trenches, which plunge as deep as 35,000 feet below the ocean surface.’
    • ‘Additionally, gobies are usually the most abundant freshwater fish on oceanic islands.’
    • ‘A prevalent notion also exists that the basin was geographically restricted from oceanic waters.’
    • ‘The two eastern forks of Long Island jut into oceanic waters, creating a mixing zone for currents and coastal and offshore migratory species.’
    • ‘The model, as advanced by Jeppsson, primarily relates to the generation of oceanic deep waters.’
    • ‘Two-thirds of oceanic fisheries are now being fished at or beyond their capacity; overfishing is now the rule, not the exception.’
    • ‘The occurrence of major pulses of oceanic water has proved unpredictable, being non-existent during the 1980s.’
    • ‘Seven paired samples were collected from a small oceanic reef near Lee Stocking Island in the Bahamas.’
    1. 1.1 Of or inhabiting the part of the ocean beyond the edge of a continental shelf.
      ‘stocks of oceanic fish’
      • ‘The best part was when a huge oceanic whitetip started chasing the airline check-in girl.’
      • ‘These whales feed primarily but not exclusively on squid, with one species foraging in deep oceanic waters and the other over the continental shelf.’
      • ‘Those higher prices could increase demand for oceanic fish and put added pressure on fisheries.’
      • ‘The enormous oceanic whitetip that had scattered them eyed me curiously.’
      • ‘Moreover, the modeling took no account of the warming effects of the infusion of relatively warm air from oceanic and tropical areas to continental interiors.’
      • ‘It is a pelagic, oceanic shark and is frequently found near the shore especially during the summer months.’
      • ‘Perhaps more surprising, fish farming could eventually exceed the oceanic fish catch.’
      • ‘All are oceanic in distribution and are commonly washed up after westerly gales.’
      • ‘And sharks that range across the open ocean, known as oceanic or pelagic sharks, have been an even bigger mystery.’
      • ‘Guarding them were six or seven oceanic blacktip sharks, all bulging muscles and thick necks, making mock charges at us.’
      • ‘However, this ichthyofauna is characterized mostly by the co-occurrence of oceanic and neritic fish.’
      • ‘Many oceanic creatures - whales and teleost fishes in particular - appear only in upper strata, well above hordes of terrestrial forms.’
      • ‘The drum family consists primarily of oceanic continental shelf fishes.’
      • ‘The coastal intertidal zone is the area between the low and high tide zones that is not quite oceanic and not quite terrestrial.’
      • ‘An estimated 5,000 types of oceanic fish are waiting to be discovered, project leaders said in a recent report.’
    2. 1.2 (of a climate) governed by the proximity of the ocean.
      • ‘The climate is cool temperate oceanic and is characterised by its lack of extremes.’
      • ‘The wet and cool oceanic climate readily supports fast-growing Sphagnum mosses, peat-forming processes and development of peat landforms.’
      • ‘Tasmania has one of the strangest flora in the world which flourishes in the moist, warm oceanic climate, producing a dense green temperate rainforest.’
      • ‘Climate is wet-temperate with a strong oceanic influence.’
      • ‘The climate here is drier due to the cold oceanic upwelling of the Cabo Frio region.’
      • ‘The climate in this south-western corner of Ireland is oceanic, with mild winters, cool summers and lots of rain.’
      • ‘This would have created at northern latitudes a more oceanic climate with cool moist summers.’
      • ‘The air was humid and moist because of the oceanic breeze swelling up.’
      • ‘Scientists are also making progress with the prediction of longer-term climate fluctuations that are strongly influenced by oceanic conditions.’
    3. 1.3 Of enormous size or extent; huge; vast.
      ‘an oceanic failure’
  • 2Relating to Oceania.

    ‘a gallery specializing in Oceanic art’
    • ‘But it wasn't until that moment that I realized Sieber was as wise in Oceanic art as he was in African.’
    • ‘The fact that they have 35,000 set-tops out there in Oceanic was good.’
    • ‘The new building will contain a special wing to house Wattis's donated collection of Oceanic art.’
    • ‘Japanese also has close connections to various Oceanic (Malayo-Polynesian) languages.’
    • ‘Although the display included Oceanic and Native American works, the largest section was African, with 104 pieces listed in the catalogue.’
    • ‘The Ministry of Culture of Oceania would also put Oceanic literature in their own schools to supplement the curriculum and reading material.’
    • ‘The trio have been together for five years and have won numerous Dolphin Awards in that time for their entrancing, acoustic-driven Oceanic soul.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the importance of Pre-Columbian art even to Gauguin has been obscured in favor of Oceanic and, in particular, African art.’
    • ‘A later generation of Modern artists like Picasso, Miro and Klee were inspired by the primitivism and ‘savage’ aesthetic of African and Oceanic masks.’
    • ‘Max's painting has often reached into a sense of Oceanic space and brilliance, learnt also on the Pacific Coast of the US.’
    • ‘Numerous photographs show African and Oceanic chairs or stools in the corners of Mr. Mueller's Paris apartment and Solothurn home.’
    • ‘They played junior hockey together for the Rimouski Oceanic.’
    • ‘This show examines how African and Oceanic art affected the sculpture of Jacob Epstein and Dora Gordine.’
    • ‘This exciting musical concoction of Oceanic and Celtic world music will be held this Saturday, May 15, at Durrumbal Hall in Mullumbimby from 7.30 pm.’
    • ‘They will discuss a range of topics including Turkman jewellery and Australian Indigenous, Southeast Asian and Oceanic weaving.’

Pronunciation:

oceanic

/ˌōSHēˈanik/