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Definitions for antipodal
ænˈtɪp ə dlan·tipo·dal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antipodal, antipodal opposition, diametrical oppositionadjective

    the relation of opposition along a diameter

  2. antipodal, antipodeanadjective

    relating to the antipodes or situated at opposite sides of the earth

    "antipodean latitudes"; "antipodal regions of the earth"; "antipodal points on a sphere"


  1. antipodalnoun

    One of the cells at the chalazal pole of an embryo sac.

  2. antipodaladjective

    On opposite sides of the globe

  3. antipodaladjective

    diametrically opposite

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Antipodaladjective

    Relating to the countries inhabited by the antipodes.

    Etymology: from antipodes.

    The Americans are antipodals unto the Indians. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. 7.


  1. antipodal

    Antipodal generally refers to something being diametrically opposed or exactly opposite. It can be used in various contexts such as geography, mathematics, biology, etc. In geography, for instance, antipodal points are points that are directly opposite to each other on the Earth's surface. The term is derived from the Greek words 'anti' meaning opposite and 'podos' meaning foot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antipodaladjective

    pertaining to the antipodes; situated on the opposite side of the globe

  2. Antipodaladjective

    diametrically opposite

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antipodal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antipodal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of antipodal in a Sentence

  1. Chetan Dube:

    There are schools of thought and singularity that say, ‘This is going too far. Super-intelligence will start to dominate human intelligence in the next decade.’ I do not subscribe to that, there are also digital optimists who argue [AI] could cure poverty, hunger and everything else. There is one thing both of these two antipodal groups agree on: This is going to be the biggest tectonic transformation that the planet has ever seen. Whether it’s going to lead to the ultimate destruction of mankind or complete eradication of all diseases and poverty is up for debate. But the fact is this is going to have an impact bigger than any other impact that man has seen before. That’s not up for question.

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