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ˌmaɪ krəˈni ʒə, -ʃəMi·crone·si·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia, TTnoun

    a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986

  2. Micronesianoun

    the islands in the northwestern part of Oceania


  1. Micronesianoun

    One of the geographical subregions of Oceania.

    Etymology: From μικρονήσος, from prefix μικρο-, from μικρός + νήσος.

  2. Micronesianoun

    A country in Oceania. Official name: the Federated States of Micronesia.

    Etymology: From μικρονήσος, from prefix μικρο-, from μικρός + νήσος.


  1. Micronesia

    Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It is distinct from Melanesia to the south, and Polynesia to the east. The Philippines lie to the west, and Indonesia to the southwest. The term Micronesia was first proposed in 1831 by Jules Dumont d'Urville to denote an ethnic and geographical grouping of islands distinct from Polynesia and Melanesia.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Micronesia

    The collective name for islands of the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, including the Mariana, PALAU, Caroline, Marshall, and Kiribati Islands. Micronesia is from the Greek micro, small + nesos, island, so named because the islands in this group are much smaller than those in MELANESIA. Micronesia is inhabited by a mixed race of Melanesians, Polynesians, and some Malaysians. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p761 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p350)

Anagrams for Micronesia »

  1. acrimonies

  2. carmoisine

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Micronesia in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Micronesia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Micronesia in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Pryke:

    Federated States of Micronesia form part of the second island chain that China sees as a way of containing their strategic ambitions, the relationship is a critical one, but China is increasing its pursuit of the region.

  2. David Dawe:

    The most at risk are those without solid economic bases, like Kiribati or Micronesia or Tuvalu.

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