World Ocean

or world o·cean

[ wurld-oh-shuhn ]

  1. the interconnected system of all the bodies of salt water that cover more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface: These statistical assessments of the World Ocean are of critical interest to oceanographers and climatologists everywhere.

Origin of World Ocean

Coined by Yuli Mikhailovich Shokalsky (1856–1940), Russian oceanographer and cartographer in Oceanography (1917)
  • Also called Glob·al O·cean, glob·al o·cean [gloh-buhl oh-shuhn] /ˈgloʊ bəl ˈoʊ ʃən/ .

Words Nearby World Ocean Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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