antipodean


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
Antipodean Antiquities: Classical Reception Down Under
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Disappointingly, in the Antipodean Studies exam several lads appeared to have forgotten all they had learned about the basic concept of resistance that is, the degree to which a substance or force hinders the progress of something.
Antipodean countries now have a new focus on meat quality and this is something the UK needs to emulate, Dr Price told an NFU Glamorgan meeting.
We thus discuss the novella as an esoteric allegory for the decline of the unique configuration of post-war Australian capitalism which, using the concepts and methodology of the PRA, we dub antipodean Fordism (Heino, 2014).
In addition to our Antipodean present, we are going to sow morning glory, with its big blue trumpets, and Cobaea scandens, the cup and saucer vine.
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