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English definition of “the Antipodes”

the Antipodes

noun [plural]     /ænˈtɪp.ə.diːz/ mainly humorous
a way of referring to Australia and New Zealand by people living in the northern hemisphere (= half of the Earth ): I rather fancy the Antipodes for a holiday this summer .Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation Antipodean     /ænˌtɪp.əˈdiː.ən/ noun [C], adjective an Antipodean accent Of course for Antipodeans it's now winter .People of specific racial or ethnic backgroundContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
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