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an·tip·o·des

 (ăn-tĭp′ə-dēz′)
pl.n.
1. Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.

[Middle English, people with feet opposite ours, from Latin, from Greek, from pl. of antipous, with the feet opposite : anti-, anti- + pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

an·tip′o·de′an adj.

An·tip·o·des

 (ăn-tĭp′ə-dēz′)
1. Australia and New Zealand. Usually used informally.
2. A group of rocky islands of the southern Pacific Ocean southeast of New Zealand, to which they belong. They were discovered by British seamen in 1800 and are so named because they are almost diametrically opposite Greenwich, England.
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Adj.1.antipodean - relating to the antipodes or situated at opposite sides of the earth; "antipodean latitudes"; "antipodal regions of the earth"; "antipodal points on a sphere"

antipodean

adjective
Translations

Antipodean

antipodean [ænˌtɪpəˈdiːən]
A. ADJde las antípodas (Brit) (hum) (= Australian) → australiano
B. Nhabitante mf de las antípodas (Brit) (hum) (= Australian) → australiano/a m/f

Antipodean

[ænˌtɪpəˈdiːən] adjaustralien(ne) et néo-zélandais(e), d'Australie et de Nouvelle-Zélande

antipodean

, (US) antipodal
adjantipodisch; (Brit) → australisch und neuseeländisch

antipodean

[ænˌtɪpəˈdiːən] adjdegli antipodi
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Then, indeed, does the tuckered sylph come out in fairy form and proceed with joy under cousinly escort to the exhausted old assembly-room, fourteen heavy miles off, which, during three hundred and sixty-four days and nights of every ordinary year, is a kind of antipodean lumber- room full of old chairs and tables upside down.
And it was the ageing Antipodeans who took the spoils in a full-blooded, defence-dominated encounter in front of a 14,174 crowd at Headingley.
While the Antipodeans produced some adventurous rugby befitting a team with nothing to lose, England were more structured and, sadly, more predictable in the first half.
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