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antipodean

[ an-tip-uh-dee-uhn ]
/ ænˌtɪp əˈdi ən /
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adjective
of, relating to, or originating from places on the opposite side of the globe, especially Australia and New Zealand; antipodal: One can only assume that an inch-long European cockroach is of little concern to a woman accustomed to antipodean spiders the size of dinner plates.
directly or diametrically opposite; antipodal: The vector map includes lines that pass through the antipodean meridian.
noun
someone who lives in or comes from the opposite side of the globe, especially Australia or New Zealand:As the flooding disaster follows hot on the heels of Australia’s droughts and fires, we antipodeans wonder what we've done to have these natural disasters visited upon us.
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