[ aw-struh-ley-zhuh, -shuh ]
/ ˌɔ strəˈleɪ ʒə, -ʃə /
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Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the S Pacific Ocean.
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Origin of Australasia
OTHER WORDS FROM AustralasiaAus·tral·a·sian, adjective, noun
Words nearby Australasia
Austerlitz, Austin, Austin friar, austr-, austral, Australasia, Australasian, Australia, Australia Current, Australia Day, Australian
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How to use Australasia in a sentence
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|DAILY BEAST
Araucaria, a genus of trees of the coniferous or pine order, indigenous to Australasia and South America.
Now he was to visit the Indian Ocean and Australasia, and to investigate their seaweed flora, as yet but little known.
The late Eocene flora of Europe was very similar to its descendant in modern Australasia.
And from this point of view a growing trade with Germany is worth a good deal more than a declining trade with Australasia.Are we Ruined by the Germans?|Harold Cox
These are some of the problems Australasia inherited from the Peace Conference.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
British Dictionary definitions for Australasia
/ (ˌɒstrəˈleɪzɪə) /
Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
(loosely) the whole of Oceania
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