[out-stey-shuh n]

Origin of outstation

First recorded in 1835–45; out- + station
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British Dictionary definitions for outstation


  1. a station or post in a remote region
  2. in a radio network, any station other than the base station
  3. Australian a station set up independently of the head station of a large sheep or cattle farm
  4. outstation movement Australian the programme to resettle native Australians on their tribal lands
  1. (in Malaysia) away from (the speaker's) town or area
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