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ocean current definition


Define the meaning of the English word ocean current below. Ocean current is a noun. Also define these 7 related words and terms: permanent, continuous, directed, movement, water, flow, and Earth.



ocean current (plural ocean currents)

  1. Any more or less permanent or continuous, directed movement of water that flows in one of the Earth's oceans.
    • Water definition
      A substance (of molecular formula H2O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam. (1 of 18 water definitions)
    • Flow definition
      A movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts (1 of 11 flow definitions)