Definition of transatlantic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtransətˈlan(t)ik/
Pronunciation: /ˌtranzətˈlan(t)ik/


1Crossing the Atlantic: a transatlantic flight
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  • Worldwide, the fall is estimated at 27%, with transatlantic crossings down almost 80%.
  • The two islands off Quebec were used to quarantine immigrants with many Irish emigrants, who failed to survive the transatlantic crossing, buried on these islands.
  • The Ireland voyage was arranged in place of a transatlantic crossing which was cancelled due to ongoing discussions over the vessel's financial problems.
1.1Concerning countries on both sides of the Atlantic: the transatlantic relationship
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  • If the transatlantic relationship is to be renewed, both sides need to be prepared - financially and politically - to use the full spectrum of foreign policy tools.
  • Overall, however, the report summarizes the transatlantic trade relationship as being enormously beneficial to both sides.
  • Two provisions in the declaration, on NATO's transformation and the promotion of the transatlantic relationship, are related to the organization's enlargement.
1.2Relating to or situated on the other side of the Atlantic; British or European (from an American point of view).
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  • In the meantime, Britain's transport infrastructure has slowly rotted to the point where it is now an antiquated relic compared to many of our rather sharper European and transatlantic rivals.
  • His instincts seemed transatlantic as much as European.
  • ‘We are looking forward to finding ways to strengthen Ukraine's integration into Europe and the transatlantic community,’ she said.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • The entrepreneurial risk partially shifts toward the biotech firms that are transatlantically interwoven but that are nevertheless largely constrained regionally.
  • And, just as she makes a career of dancing transatlantically even when she is not so sure-footed, she sidesteps the self-doubt that might have insinuated itself into her narrative.
  • The till staff had learnt the script for their cheery greeting well, without ever sounding transatlantically insincere.

Words that rhyme with transatlantic

antic, Atlantic, corybantic, frantic, geomantic, gigantic, mantic, necromantic, pedantic, romantic, semantic, sycophantic

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Syllabification: trans·at·lan·tic

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