Pacific OceanPacific Ocean
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 of Pacific Oceanfrom Modern Latin (mare) Pacificum, peaceful (sea): so called by Magellan because of its tranquil appearance
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.