Definition of transmarine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtranzməˈrēn/


1Situated or originating on the other side of the sea: an alien, or a transmarine stranger
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  • Foremost among these was the fact that it was a transmarine colony and a ‘colonia ciuium Romanorum’.
  • Another reason for the non-installation of a rail system here is that Okinawa is a transmarine island, separated from mainland Japan.
1.1Of or involving crossing the sea: some birds make long transmarine migrations
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  • Dering's proposals for a transmarine telegraph are contained in his patent specification of August 15, 1853, from which we condense the following account.
  • A transmarine voyage on the rickety ship would take more than a week.
  • We know as yet little of the limitations or possibilities of marine and transmarine communication.


Late 16th century: from Latin transmarinus, from trans- 'across' + marinus 'marine, of the sea'.

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Syllabification: trans·ma·rine

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