from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Situated beyond or on the other side of the ocean.
- adj. Spanning or crossing the ocean.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. beyond or on the other side of an ocean
- adj. crossing an ocean
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Located or existing beyond the ocean: as, a transoceanic country; of or pertaining to what is across the ocean.
- Crossing the ocean: as, the transoceanic flight of a bird; relating to the crossing of the ocean: as, a transoceanic theory of the dispersion of human races.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. on or from the other side of an ocean
And on top of that, there was later archaeological evidence that suggested people living and working along the Swahili Coast had been persistent agents in transoceanic networks connecting Africa with contemporaneous European and Asian societies, economies, and politics since as early as the late first millennium CE.
They corroborate what people have long suspected, based on such early written sources as Periplus of Maris Erythraei; that is, that East African inhabitants have engaged in transoceanic exchanges since at least, and most likely before, the start of the first millennium CE.
Note 1: I believe that this approach would serve us well in transoceanic diasporic studies, as they too commonly are steeped in homogenous ideas about African religious and intellectual histories. back
90There is every indication that various of these populations were, until the seventh century CE, involved in transoceanic commercial exchanges.
The original A9/A10 transoceanic missile idea of Von Braun had been found to be unworkable due to heat transfer issues, but the ever-growing army of engineers, technicians, and slave laborers had solved those problems long ago.
Delta also plans to have 50 of its transoceanic airplanes outfitted with flat-bed seats in business class by next summer, and double that number by 2013.
Researchers increasingly think that the most important cargo on these early transoceanic voyages was not silk and silver but an unruly menagerie of plants and animals, many of them accidental stowaways.
The expansion project will more than double the Canal's capacity, enabling it to accommodate ships that are now too large to transverse the transoceanic crossway, and should help to reduce the high unemployment rate.
The story of how the first telegraph transoceanic telegraph cable was laid in 1858 takes up only a few pages but is, typically for "Atlantic," riveting.
Noting that more then 400,000 commercial flights cross the Atlantic annually, a wistful Mr. Winchester writes: "The casual public acceptance of transoceanic air travel has dulled us to the wonders and beauties and the preciousness of the sea below."
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