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Pa·cif·ic

Pacific

 
pronunciation:
p sI fihk
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part of speech: noun
definition: the largest ocean in the world. It lies between North America and Asia in the north, and South America and Australia in the south; Pacific Ocean.
Word History
Pacific comes from a Latin word that means "peaceful." Magellan named this ocean "the Pacific Ocean" because he found it free of violent storms on his voyage to the Philippines.
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