[taz-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh]


an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km). Capital: Hobart.

Related formsTas·ma·ni·an, adjective, noun
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  • Our innermost thoughts offered up to old friends from high school are there to be seen by some voyeuristic devil in Tasmania.

  • Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is Australian, born in Hobart, Tasmania of academic parents who were themselves born in Scotland.

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British Dictionary definitions for tasmania



an island in the S Pacific, south of mainland Australia: forms, with offshore islands, the smallest state of Australia; discovered by the Dutch explorer Tasman in 1642; used as a penal colony by the British (1803–53); mostly forested and mountainous. Capital: Hobart. Pop: 479 958 (2003 est). Area: 68 332 sq km (26 383 sq miles)Former name (1642–1855): Van Diemen's Land
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