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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.
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.]
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1. (Physical Geography) either or both of two points, places, or regions that are situated diametrically opposite to one another on the earth's surface, esp the country or region opposite one's own
2. the people who live there
3. (Placename) the antipodes (often capital) Australia and New Zealand
4. (sometimes functioning as singular) the exact or direct opposite
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek, plural of antipous having the feet opposite, from anti- + pous foot]
antipodean adj, n
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1. places diametrically opposite each other on the globe.
2. Archaic. those who dwell there.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek (hoi) antípodes literally, (those) with the feet opposite, ultimately <anti- anti- + poûs foot]
an•tip`o•de′an (-ˈdi ən) adj., n.
a group of islands SE of and belonging to New Zealand. 24 sq. mi. (62 sq. km).
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Two places on directly opposite sides of the Earth, such as the North Pole and the South Pole.
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two points on the surface of the earth diametrically opposite each other. — antipodean, n. , adj.See also: Equator
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|Noun||1.||antipodes - any two places or regions on diametrically opposite sides of the Earth; "the North Pole and the South Pole are antipodes"|
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
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antipodes[ænˈtɪpədiːz] NPL → antípodas fpl
the Antipodes (Brit) (esp hum) → Australia f (y Nueva Zelanda f)
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the Antipodes → l'Australie f et la Nouvelle-Zélande
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Antipodes[ænˈtɪpədiːz] npl the Antipodes → gli antipodi
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