Australasia

[aw-struh-ley-zhuh, -shuh]
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noun

Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the S Pacific Ocean.

Origin of Australasia

Related formsAus·tral·a·sian, adjective, noun
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Contemporary Examples of australasia

  • A point I made in my 2007 book Comeback: back in 1985, NATO plus Japan plus Australasia produced 50% of world GDP.

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    Is Decline Optional?

    David Frum

    February 16, 2012

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British Dictionary definitions for australasia

Australasia

noun

Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
(loosely) the whole of Oceania
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