transatlantic [trans-uh t-lan-tik, tranz-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. crossing or reaching across the Atlantic: a transatlantic liner.
  2. situated beyond the Atlantic.

Origin of transatlantic First recorded in 1770–80; trans- + Atlantic Related formstrans·at·lan·ti·cal·ly, adverb Related Words for trans-atlantic away, abroad, foreign, across, transatlantic, transoceanic, transpacific, oversea, transmarine Examples from the Web for trans-atlantic Contemporary Examples of trans-atlantic

  • He announced talks with the European Union to form a Trans-Atlantic Trade Area.

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  • This trans-Atlantic element partly explains the trans-Atlantic success.

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  • Trans-Atlantic air traffic would have come to an end; no one in their right mind would insure flights.

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  • It’s high, but you get about 35 milirems on a trans-Atlantic flight.

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  • Which is why the enormous trans-Atlantic cloud’s path over London creates the perfect storm, so to speak.

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  • Historical Examples of trans-atlantic

  • The first trans-Atlantic cable annihilated the water barrier to thought.

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  • Their ingenuity in advertising is as good as that of their trans-Atlantic brethren.

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  • Verily, there is little danger of starvation on a voyage by trans-Atlantic steamer.

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  • It was announced that it would soon be tried on trans-Atlantic liners.

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  • It had the tonnage of a small trans-Atlantic liner and the speed of a torpedo boat.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for trans-atlantic transatlantic adjective

    1. on or from the other side of the Atlantic
    2. crossing the Atlantic

    Word Origin and History for trans-atlantic trans-Atlantic

    allso transatlantic, 1779, from trans- “through, across” + Atlantic.

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