atlantic, Atlantic +

(Greek > Latin: Atlanticus, pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean or to Mount Atlas; from the Atlas mountains)

amphiatlantic (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to something occurring on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean: Some amphiatlantic plant species are found along the coasts of eastern North America and western Europe, for example the pipewort and the Scots lovage.
Atlantic (adjective) (not comparable)
1. A reference to the world's second largest ocean, which separates Europe and Africa from North and South America; the area includes 82,400,000 sq. km. (31,800,000 sq. mi.): In the novel James was reading there was a horrific Atlantic storm that had been a terrific nightmare for the sailors on the ship.
2. Relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean: There are many lovely little towns and villages in France along the Atlantic coast.
Atlantic heat conveyor (s) (noun), Atlantic heat conveyors (pl)
A heat transfer from south to north by near-surface waters moving across the equator in the Atlantic Ocean: The Atlantic heat conveyor is a movement that is necessary to stabalize a southward flow of water in the deepness of the ocean, which is slow-moving with a cold and substantial current.
Atlantic Ocean (proper noun)
The world's second-largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, but larger than the Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean).

The Kiel Canal (Germany), Oresund (Denmark-Sweden), Bosporus (Turkey), Strait of Gibraltar (Morocco-Spain), and the Saint Lawrence Seaway (Canada-US) are important strategic access waterways.

The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth world ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Atlantic Ocean south of 60 degrees south latitude.

The Atlantic Ocean provides some of the world's most heavily trafficked sea routes between and within the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

Other economic activities include the exploitation of natural resources, such as fishing, dredging of aragonite sands (The Bahamas), and production of crude oil and natural gas (Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and North Sea).

—Based on information from
Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook;
December 13, 2007.
Atlanticism (s) (noun) (no pl)
A philosophy or belief for a close cooperation between European powers and the United States: The NATO is of particular importance in the policy of Atlanticism.
transatlantic (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Crossing or reaching across the Atlantic: Transatlantic flights take about 7 or 8 hours to reach their destinations overseas.
2. Situated on or coming from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean: The transatlantic cable was installed at the bottom of the sea.
3. Spanning or crossing the Atlantic Ocean: A transatlantic bridge isn't possible because the ocean is so large!

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "sea" and the "ocean" bodies of water: abysso- (bottomless); batho-, bathy- (depth); bentho- (deep, depth); halio-, halo- (salt or "the sea"); mare, mari- (sea); necto-, nekto- (swimming); oceano-; pelago- (sea, ocean); plankto- (drifting); thalasso- (sea, ocean).