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Oceanica

Definition:

a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago)

Class:

location noun (spatial position)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Oceania

Etymology:

"southern Pacific island and Australia, conceived as a continent", Modern Latin,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Oceania | Oceanica

a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean. Opinions of what constitutes Oceania range from its three subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia to, more broadly, the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas, ... (38 of 3487 words, pronunciations, 13 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Oceania

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Oceania | Oceanica

collective name for the approximately 25,000 islands of the Pacific, usually excluding such nontropical areas as the Ryukyu and Aleutian islands and ... (22 of 63 words, pronunciations)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0836322​.html

Random House Dictionary:

Oceania | Oceanica

the islands of the central and southern Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia. 23,400,000; ab. 3,450,000 ... (18 of 32 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/oceania

New World Dictionary:

Oceania | Oceanica | Oceanian [adjective, noun, related]

islands in the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, & Polynesia (incl. New Zealand) &, sometimes, Australia & the Malay Archipelago (19 of 29 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oceania

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Oceania [region, Pacific Ocean]

collective name for the islands scattered throughout most of the Pacific Ocean. The term, in its widest sense, embraces the entire insular region ... (23 of 222 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/424424​/Oceania

Wiktionary:

Oceania

A geographical region composed of many islands (Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia) plus Australasia. It's located between Asia, Antarctica and the Americas. (21 of 122 words, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Oceania

Collins Dictionary:

Oceania

the islands of the central and southern Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia: sometimes also including Australasia and the Malay ... (20 of 341 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/oceania

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Oceania

the region of the world that includes the Pacific islands and the seas around them, sometimes also including Australia and New Zealand (22 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Oceania

American Heritage Dictionary:

Oceania | Oceanian [adjective, noun, related]

The islands of the southern, western, and central Pacific Ocean, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The term is sometimes extended to ... (21 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oceania

Oxford Dictionary:

Oceania | Oceanian [derived]

the islands of the Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas (9 of 36 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Oceania

Merriam-Webster:

Oceania | Oceanian [adjective, noun, related]

the lands of the central and southern Pacific including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia (including New Zealand), often Australia, and sometimes the ... (20 of 34 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/oceania

Cambridge Dictionary:

archipelago | archipelagos [plural] | archipelagoes [plural]

a group of small islands or an area of sea in which there are many small islands (17 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/archipelago

Encarta Dictionary:

Oceania | Oceanian [derived]

geographic region consisting of most of the smaller islands of the western and central Pacific Ocean, sometimes also including Australia and New ... (22 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684420​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Oceania

First use: 1849

Origin: "southern Pacific island and Australia, conceived as a continent", Modern Latin, from French Océanie (about 1812). Apparently coined by Danish ... (21 of 31 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=oceania

Wiktionary:

Oceania

Origin: French Océanie, coined circa 1812 by geographer Conrad Malte-Brun, from the Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanos, "Oceanus")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Oceania

Oxford Dictionary:

Oceania

Origin: modern Latin, from French Océanie

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Oceania

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Oceanica

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Oceanica"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Oceanica"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Oceanica

Oceania

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Oceania"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Oceania"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Oceania" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Oceania

Collins Dictionary:

Oceania

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Oceania"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/oceania

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Oceania

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Oceania"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Oceania

Macmillan American Dictionary:

Oceania

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Oceania"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/Oceania

Google Dictionary:

Oceania

Audio: English pronunciation of "Oceania"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Oceania

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Oceania"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ggocea​01 word=Oceania

YourDictionary Audio:

Oceania

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Oceania" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/oceania

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