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Australasia

[aw-struh-ley-zhuh, -shuh] /ˌɔ strəˈleɪ ʒə, -ʃə/
noun
1.
Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the S Pacific Ocean.
Origin of Australasia
Related forms
Australasian, adjective, noun
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  • A point I made in my 2007 book Comeback: back in 1985, NATO plus Japan plus Australasia produced 50% of world GDP.

    Is Decline Optional? David Frum February 16, 2012
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British Dictionary definitions for Australasia

Australasia

/ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪə/
noun
1.
Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
2.
(loosely) the whole of Oceania
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