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[trans-oh-shee-an-ik, tranz-] /ˌtræns oʊ ʃiˈæn ɪk, ˌtrænz-/
extending across or traversing the ocean:
a transoceanic cable.
situated or living beyond the ocean:
transoceanic peoples.
Origin of transoceanic
1820-30; trans- + oceanic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Other transoceanic drifters have had much larger effects.
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  • But transoceanic submarine cables were outside of its traditional realm.
  • In the beginning, transoceanic exploration was funded by governments.
  • transoceanic travel would be a factor of months without planes, and numerous rural zones can't be reached without it.
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  • The would-be bomber paid cash and checked no luggage on a transoceanic flight.
  • The airplane manufacturer chooses him to pilot his plane on a great transoceanic flight.
  • Built for long range, it served transoceanic routes that covered world-spanning distances but attracted too few travelers.
British Dictionary definitions for transoceanic


on or from the other side of an ocean
crossing an ocean
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