Definitions for oceaniaˌoʊ ʃiˈæn i ə, -ˈɑ ni ə; -ˈæn ɪ kə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
O•ce•an•i•aˌoʊ ʃiˈæn i ə, -ˈɑ ni ə; -ˈæn ɪ kə(n.)
the islands of the central and S Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and usu. Australasia.
Category: Geography (places)
a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago)
A geographical region composed of many islands (Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia) plus Australasia. It is located between Asia, Antarctica and the Americas.
Origin: From Océanie, coined circa 1812 by geographer Conrad Malte-Brun, from the Ὠκεανός
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an imaginary commonwealth described by James Harrington (1611-1697) in which the project of a doctrinaire republic is worked out; also a book of Froude's on the English colonies.
the name given to the clusters of islands, consisting of Australasia in the S., Malaysia in the E. Indian Archipelago, and Polynesia in the N. and E. of the Pacific.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia. (Random House Dictionary, 2d ed)