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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.
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1. (Physical Geography) of or relating to diametrically opposite points on the earth's surface
2. exactly or diametrically opposite
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(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.
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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"
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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.
Balanced Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna (BAVA), consisting of a balanced stripline structure with two layers of metallization, was introduced by Langley, Hall and Newham in [14] in order to overcome the high cross-polarization levels of a typical AVA.
The soliloquy might as well have conjured for the audience the antipodal images of a Benedictine monk and the Pope pitted against each other in a theological joust.
The continental margins of the two antipodal large low shearvelocity provinces (LLSVPs) under Africa and the Pacific are favourable locations for the episodic initiation of large thermal upwelling (mantle plume).
For a binary antipodal one-dimensional PAM, for example, binary phase-shift-keying (BPSK), the symbols a are given as a [member of] {- [square root of [E.sub.b]] + [square root of [E.sub.b]]}, where Eh denotes the bit energy for a unit energy pulse shape.
Definition (14) means that two different spin coherent states overlap unless they are directed into two antipodal points on the sphere [17].
Let F' state for the antipodal point of the corresponding focal point F.
Alan Bond, who led the research, said: "If you wanted to go to Australia, or anywhere else in the antipodal world in four hours or so, then that would be the best way to go and you would pay [the cost of] a first class or business class flight."
The female gametophyte corresponds to the embryo sac and covers an egg cell, a central cell, two synergid cells, and several antipodal cells.
NICTA is also conducting theoretically driven fundamental research, such as camera motion estimation, recovering rotation across multiple images using LI averaging (Hartley, Aftab, and Trumpf 2011), and decoupling rotation and translation using antipodal points on hemispherical cameras (Lim, Barnes, and Li 2010).
An antipodal stand was taken by the First Low-Country Sinhala member of the Council, Sir Christoffel Obeyesekere.
While lots of interesting things are recorded by your antipodal partner, you are forced to repeat the same observation for the next 185,000 years.