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transatlantic

[trans-uh t-lan-tik, tranz-] /ˌtræns ətˈlæn tɪk, ˌtrænz-/
adjective
1.
crossing or reaching across the Atlantic:
a transatlantic liner.
2.
situated beyond the Atlantic.
Origin of transatlantic
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80; trans- + Atlantic
Related forms
transatlantically, adverb
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  • The first trans-atlantic cable annihilated the water barrier to thought.

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  • Their ingenuity in advertising is as good as that of their trans-atlantic brethren.

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  • Verily, there is little danger of starvation on a voyage by trans-atlantic steamer.

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  • It was announced that it would soon be tried on trans-atlantic liners.

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British Dictionary definitions for trans-atlantic

transatlantic

/ˌtrænzətˈlæntɪk/
adjective
1.
on or from the other side of the Atlantic
2.
crossing the Atlantic
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Word Origin and History for trans-atlantic

trans-Atlantic

allso transatlantic, 1779, from trans- "through, across" + Atlantic.

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