Definitions for oceanicˌoʊ ʃiˈæn ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ce•an•icˌoʊ ʃiˈæn ɪk(adj.)
of, living in, or produced by the ocean:
of or pertaining to the region of water lying above the bathyal, abyssal, and hadal zones of the sea bottom.
Category: Ecology, Oceanography
(n.)(cap.) (in most classifications) a branch of the Austronesian language family that includes all Austronesian languages spoken from New Guinea and the Caroline Islands E through Polynesia.
Origin of oceanic:
1650–60; < ML ōceanicus
Oceanic, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian(adj)
an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean
"oceanic islands like Bermuda"; "oceanic currents"; "oceanic birds"; "pelagic organisms"; "pelagic whaling"
resembling the ocean in apparent limitlessness in extent or degree
"the oceanic violence of his rage"
constituting or living in the open sea
"oceanic waters"; "oceanic life"
Of or pertaining to Oceania; Oceanian.
Of or relating to the ocean.
Living in, produced by, or frequenting the ocean; pelagic.
Resembling an ocean in vastness or extent.
Oceanic is a 1996 album by Greek electronic composer and artist Vangelis. It was released in Europe on October 25, 1996, and in the U.S. on January 1997. A single featuring track "Song of the Seas" was released simultaneously. Vangelis was personally involved in the sleeve design, as he used to be in the late seventies and early eighties. At the end of the inside liner notes for the CD, there are references to the films Million Dollar Mermaid and Footlight Parade. Presumably these were sources of inspiration for Vangelis. The album proved 'too light' for many old fans who prefer Vangelis' roots with progressive music, but was welcomed by many of the New Age generation of his fans. Oceanic's music was used in the 1998 documentary "Deep Seas, Deep Secrets" co-produced by The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel, together with music from Vangelis' previous album, Voices. Oceanic was nominated in 1997 for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' Best New Age Album," but the Grammy award nod went to chanteuse Enya.
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