Pacific Rim

[ puh-sif-ik rim ]
/ pəˈsɪf ɪk ˈrɪm /

noun

a geographic area that includes all the landmasses that border the Pacific Ocean, when considered collectively, but which often refers specifically and socioeconomically to eastern Asia:coastal erosion in the Pacific Rim;What do the economies in Europe and the Pacific Rim tell us about current trends?

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Origin of Pacific Rim

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for Pacific Rim

Pacific rim

noun

the regions, countries, etc, that lie on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, esp in the context of their developing manufacturing capacity and consumer markets
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