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Atlantic (adj.)

"of or pertaining to the sea off the west coast of Africa," early 15c., Atlantyke, from Latin Atlanticus, from Greek Atlantikos "of Atlas," adjectival form of Atlas (genitive Atlantos), in reference to Mount Atlas in Mauritania (see Atlas). Applied since c. 1600 to the ocean between Europe and Africa, on one side, and the Americas on the other. As a noun late 14c., Athlant, from Old French Atlante.

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Definitions of Atlantic from WordNet
1
Atlantic (n.)
the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east;
Synonyms: Atlantic Ocean
2
Atlantic (adj.)
relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean;
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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