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Australasia

[aw-struh-ley-zhuh, -shuh]
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noun
  1. Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the S Pacific Ocean.
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Origin of Australasia

Related formsAus·tral·a·sian, adjective, noun
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Australasian

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Australasia
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Australia, New Zealand, and the neighbouring islands
  2. (of organizations) having members in Australia and New Zealand
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Australasia

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