Sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean definition by Webster's New World
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largest of the earth's oceans, between Asia and the American continents: c. 64,186,300 sq mi (166,241,875 sq km); greatest known depth, 35,809 ft (10,915 m)
Origin: ; from Modern Latin (mare) Pacificum, peaceful sea: so called by Magellan because of its tranquil appearance
Pacific Ocean definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The largest of the world's oceans, divided into the North Pacific Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. It extends from the western Americas to eastern Asia and Australia.