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1. Of, relating to, or situated on the opposite side or sides of the earth: Australia and Great Britain occupy antipodal regions.
2. Diametrically opposed; exactly opposite.
One of usually three cells situated at the opposite end from the egg in the mature embryo sac of a flowering plant.


1. (Physical Geography) of or relating to diametrically opposite points on the earth's surface
2. exactly or diametrically opposite


(ænˈtɪp ə dl)

1. on the opposite side of the globe; pertaining to the antipodes.
2. diametrically opposite: antipodal personalities.
3. opposed: a view antipodal to the majority.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antipodal - the relation of opposition along a diameter
opposition - a direction opposite to another
Adj.1.antipodal - relating to the antipodes or situated at opposite sides of the earth; "antipodean latitudes"; "antipodal regions of the earth"; "antipodal points on a sphere"


References in classic literature ?
There was nothing so antipodal to his nature as this man's cold, unimaginative sagacity, by contact with which everything was converted into a dream except the densest matter of the physical world.
So imagine my surprise when I discovered dozens and dozens of judicial opinions in which unhappy litigants--and even a few lawyers--threw caution to the wind and unleashed an antipodal invective.
If we were to take the term literally, the South as meridian is no longer the antipodal South, but rather the part closest to the tropics, that ring-shaped central zone that opposes itself to the poles of North and South, or as Camillo Prampolini put it, "nordici e sudici" ("Northerners and S-Other-ners" Gramsci, Le opere 193).
The chapter on meaning starts with a quiz to identify 25 words which have opposite meanings, such as ALOHA (greetings, farewell) or CLEAVE (unite, separate); these subsequently appeared in Problem 38: Antipodal Identities.
Since then, a number of authors have questioned whether Packer's models actually supply antipodal representations of the criminal process.
Papernyi theorizes that the tensions inherent in these two contrasting, but not entirely antipodal, "cultures" enable him to trace a "unifying principle throughout [Soviet] history" (p.
22) Later, these antipodal positions were elaborated respectively by Leo Baeck and Hermann Cohen.
In 1947, Stalin was interested specifically in the German concept of an antipodal bomber, a piloted rocket glider.
There is no clear evidence for normal polarity, antipodal magnetization from this population.
The high spirits of the Kiwi gunners were dampened by two events: the transition from the warm antipodal summer to "frozen Chosen" proved to be rigorous, but the unit's first encounter with the realities of war proved a tragic one.
The dynamic tidal theory employed by oceanographers shows that there is no wave crest formed instantaneously in the ocean directly under the Moon (or Sun), or at its antipodal point.
More and more the post-secular turn here leads to two dominant antipodal positions among Jews: either the kind of unreconstructed secularism the American Jewish Identity Survey finds so prevalent or a Judaism that for whatever reason pays no heed to how the Enlightenment has modified our understanding of religion in general and the Jewish religion in particular.