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  • proper n. The world's largest body of water, to the east of Asia and Australasia and to the west of the Americas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the ocean between America and Asia, so called by Magellan, its first European navigator, on account of the exemption from violent tempests which he enjoyed while sailing over it; -- called also, simply, the Pacific, and, formerly, the South sea.

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

  • n. the largest ocean in the world


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  • EconomyEconomy—overview: The Pacific Ocean is a major contributor to the world economy and particularly to those nations its waters directly touch.

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