of or relating to Australia, its inhabitants, or their languages.
Zoogeography. belonging to a geographical division comprising Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Sulawesi, the Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, and adjacent smaller islands.
Phytogeography. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising Australia and Tasmania.
a native or inhabitant of Australia.
an Aboriginal inhabitant of Australia.
Also called Aus·tral·ian Ab·o·rig·i·nal lan·gua·ges [aw-streyl-yuhn ab-uh-rij-uh-nl lang-gwij-iz] /ɔˈstreɪl yən ˌæb əˈrɪdʒ ə nl ˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ ɪz/ . the group of languages of the Aborigines of Australia, consisting of about three hundred languages. Abbreviations: Austral, Austral.
- an·ti-Aus·tral·ian, adjective, noun
- pro-Aus·tral·ian, adjective, noun
- pseu·do-Aus·tral·ian, adjective, noun
- trans-Aus·tral·ian, adjective
- un-Aus·tral·ian, adjective
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How to use Australian in a sentence
Fruit-forward and extroverted in the Australian style, it nonetheless is savory and earthy, revealing new layers as you get deeper into the bottle.An unexpected merlot from Tuscany surprises with complex flavors — and a $15 price tag | Dave McIntyre | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Years later, McLagan, an Australian native who now lives in Toronto, noticed that the squeamishness around cooking with blood persisted in Canada and the United States.Blood is a respected ingredient around the world, but less so in the U.S. A new book aims to change that. | Mayukh Sen | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
“When you hear lyrebirds, you hear this very loud, very lyrical, dramatic delivery of mimicry of lots of different species of Australian birds,” says Dalziell, of the University of Wollongong in Australia.A single male lyrebird can mimic the sound of an entire flock | Jake Buehler | February 25, 2021 | Science News
Depending on how it strikes its deals, Facebook could sign a few big agreements, make the case that it has met its requirements under the law, and avoid having to pay the rest of the Australian media a fee decided upon through arbitration.Cheat sheet: Facebook brings news back to platform in Australia – who it includes and under what terms – remains murky | Max Willens | February 24, 2021 | Digiday
It must host all Australian journalism on its network or carry none at all.How Australia May Have Just Saved Journalism From Big Tech | Robert Whitehead | February 22, 2021 | Time
Between June and October 1943, 4,283 British, 1,303 Dutch, 1,630 Australian, and 88 American soldiers died.
An Australian woman in her late twenties told me she was an “honorary Jew” with no actual Jewish heritage.
His sex-offender pedigree was real, though; Australian police have those certificates.
At that time, though, my job as a rep for an Australian company made it impossible to leave Australia.
The most astonishing came from Ron and Mavis Pirola, a middle-aged Australian couple who have been together for 57 years.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen? | Barbie Latza Nadeau | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, the Australian submarine has got up through the Narrows and has torpedoed a gunboat at Chunuk.
His paper commenced in March, 1803, in the 15th year of the colony, and was the first Australian periodical.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
A very heavy Australian order for these last named was executed here in 1853, and there is always a small demand for them.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Entertained a small party of Australian officers as my private guests for 48 hours, my idea being to give them a bit of a rest.
I had known him well in Melbourne where he helped me more than anyone else to get the hang of the Australian system.
British Dictionary definitions for Australian
a native or inhabitant of Australia
the form of English spoken in Australia
a linguistic phylum consisting of the languages spoken by the native Australians
of, relating to, or characteristic of Australia, the Australians, or their form of English
of, relating to, or belonging to the phylum of languages spoken by the native Australians
of or denoting a zoogeographical region consisting of Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, New Guinea, and the Moluccas
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