Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to seas or oceans, especially smaller or inland seas.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In zoology, living in the high seas; pelagic; marine.
  • Of, pertaining to, or restricted to the smaller bodies of water called seas, as distinguished from oceanic.

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

  • adjective (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the sea; -- sometimes applied to rocks formed from sediments deposited upon the sea bottom.

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  • adjective of, or relating to seas and oceans

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

  • adjective relating to the seas, especially smaller or inland seas

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French thalassique, from Greek thalassa, sea.]

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From French thalassique, from Ancient Greek θάλασσα (thalassa, "sea") + -ique

Examples

  • Like all Mendelkinder, I was genetically programmed to be a first colonist -- in my case on the first newly discovered pan-thalassic world that needed colonization and development.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • He shook his head; and I, recalling the crimson chamber in his castle, speculated upon his living arrangements in thalassic caverns I could scarcely conceive.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • The thalassic peoples here in the Equatorial Zone are fairly good empirical, teaspoon-measure, chemists.

    Uller Uprising

  • They make nitroglycerine, like all the thalassic peoples; they also make TNT and catastrophite, and propellants.

    Uller Uprising

  • The North Zirks have ridden all the way around it, on hipposaur-back, in the high latitudes, and the thalassic peoples at the Equator have sailed all the five equatorial seas and portaged all the isthmuses between.

    Uller Uprising

  • The North Zirks have ridden all the way around it, on hipposaur-back, in the high latitudes, and the thalassic peoples at the Equator have sailed all the five equatorial seas and portaged all the isthmuses between.

    Uller Uprising

  • They make nitroglycerine, like all the thalassic peoples; they also make TNT and propellants.

    Ullr Uprising

  • The thalassic peoples here in the Equatorial Zone are fairly good empirical, teaspoon-measure, chemists.

    Uller Uprising

  • They make nitroglycerine, like all the thalassic peoples; they also make TNT and catastrophite, and propellants.

    Uller Uprising

  • The larger articulations, by their close grouping, break up the sea into the minor thalassic basins which encourage navigation, and thus insure the exchange of their respective cultural achievements.

    Influences of Geographic Environment On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography

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