1. Of or pertaining to the ocean; found or formed in or about, or produced by, the ocean; frequenting the ocean, especially mid-ocean.
Petrels are the most aerial and oceanic of birds. --Darwin.
2. Of or pertaining to Oceania or its inhabitants.
adj 1: relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the
open ocean; "oceanic islands like Bermuda"; "oceanic
currents"; "oceanic birds"; "pelagic organisms";
"pelagic whaling" [syn: pelagic]
2: resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or
degree; "the oceanic violence of his rage"
3: constituting or living in the open sea; "oceanic waters";
n : an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages [syn: Eastern