- the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia. About 3,450,000 sq. mi. (8,935,500 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for oceania
Wellington, New Zealand Our Oceania pick is the latest city to wholeheartedly embrace the global Brooklyn movement.Next Stop, Quito: Our Top Cities for 2015
December 19, 2014
Oceania had to be at war with someone otherwise they would begin to see what the world around them lacked.Thank Goodness We’ve Got A Plan! Let the War Begin!
September 14, 2014
In works such as “Oceania,” featuring cut-outs birds, fish, coral and leaves, the walls of his apartment became the canvas itself.This Summer, Get Thee To London For The RSC’s Henry IV
April 28, 2014
Of those, 61 are European, 19 are Latin American, 14 are North American, 11 are African, 11 are Asian, and one comes from Oceania.With Pope Benedict XVI’s Retirement, Conclave Rules Prove Unclear
February 12, 2013
“You think, I dare say, that our chief job is inventing new words,” says Syme, the Dr. Johnson of Oceania.Exclusive! The Words That Journalists Overuse
February 1, 2013
A large part of the population of Oceania is of Malay origin.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania
Jewett Castello Gilson
The path of invasion of Oceania by the reed-warbler is pictured in figure 15.
It is a straggler to Oceania and has not been recorded in the Hawaiian Islands.
Winters south to Malaysia and east to Australia and Oceania.
The classificatory systems of Oceania vary greatly in character.Kinship and Social Organisation
W. H. R. Rivers
- the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia: sometimes also including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago
Word Origin and History for oceania
"southern Pacific island and Australia, conceived as a continent," 1849, Modern Latin, from French Océanie (c.1812). Apparently coined by Danish geographer Conrad Malte-Brun (1755-1826). Earlier in English as Oceanica (1832). Oceania was the name of one of the superstates in Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Oceanea, name of James Harrington's 17c. ideal state, later was applied to the British empire.