[ oh-shee-an-ee-uh, -ah-nee-uh ]

  1. the islands of the central and southern Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia. About 3,450,000 sq. mi. (8,935,500 sq. km).

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  • Also O·ce·an·i·ca [oh-shee-an-i-kuh]. /ˌoʊ ʃiˈæn ɪ kə/.

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  • O·ce·an·i·an, adjective, noun

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/ (ˌəʊʃɪˈɑːnɪə) /

  1. the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia: sometimes also including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago

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