[trans-oh-shee-an-ik, tranz-]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for transoceanic

Contemporary Examples of transoceanic

  • A. I flew domestically primarily, so I never did transoceanic flights.

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    Sully's New Air Safety Warning

    Josh Dzieza

    April 28, 2011

  • Michel has also been able to corner Bush on transoceanic flights to China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, and Nigeria.

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    Bush's Ghostwriter

    Bryan Curtis

    March 9, 2010

Historical Examples of transoceanic

British Dictionary definitions for transoceanic



on or from the other side of an ocean
crossing an ocean
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