What does Australasia mean?

Definitions for Australasia
ˌɔ strəˈleɪ ʒə, -ʃəAus·trala·si·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Australasianoun

    Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific

Wiktionary

  1. Australasianoun

    Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and neighbouring islands

    Etymology: The name was coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes 1756. He derived it from the for “south of Asia”

  2. Australasianoun

    all of Oceania

    Etymology: The name was coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes 1756. He derived it from the for “south of Asia”

Freebase

  1. Australasia

    Australasia is a region of Oceania comprising Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. The term was coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes. He derived it from the Latin for "south of Asia" and differentiated the area from Polynesia and the southeast Pacific. It is also distinct from Micronesia. Australasia sits on the Indo-Australian Plate, together with India.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Australasia

    a name given to Australia, New Zealand, and the islands adjoining.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Australasia

    Australia, New Zealand and neighboring islands in the South Pacific Ocean. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed.)

Etymology and Origins

  1. Australasia

    Southern Asia.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Australasia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Australasia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Australasia in a Sentence

  1. Jill Huntley:

    Climate change impacts are worse in the equatorial tropics -- Australasia -- because of the unique climate here. It is the most atmospherically dynamic place on Earth. Also, the tropics can experience up to three times the temperature increases under climate change compared to other parts of the world.

  2. Ed Bostock:

    GE Capital is one of the most respected providers of consumer finance in Australasia, they are led by a strong management team with an outstanding track record of partnering with the leading retailers.

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