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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
First recorded in 1820-30; trans- + oceanic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Some of these are coastal or transoceanic vessels, both commercial and naval.

    The Nation's River United States Department of the Interior
  • It is, therefore, especially suitable for transoceanic journeys.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • It is thought that he went to Genoa and to Venice, where his projects of transoceanic navigation were but badly received.

  • And when the transoceanic gesture is from the other direction they become even plainer.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • It was but dire necessity that forced low the bars of social caste to the transoceanic traffic between fortune and title.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • The most successful steam-vessels in general use are these screw-steamers of transoceanic lines.

  • Thus these two voyages inaugurated a transoceanic steam-service, which has steadily grown in extent and in importance.

  • This was laid in New York Harbor; and from it he was the first to conceive that stupendous idea of the transoceanic telegraph.

British Dictionary definitions for transoceanic


on or from the other side of an ocean
crossing an ocean
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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