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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The islands of the Pacific Ocean, including Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the area comprising the islands of central and S Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia).

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  • proper noun The Pacific islands of Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia considered as a group.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia)

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