What does Australian mean?

Australian meaning in General Dictionary

Of or with respect to Australia

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  • of or concerning or characteristic of Australia or its residents or its languages
  • a native or inhabitant of Australia
  • the Austronesian languages talked by Australian aborigines
  • Of or regarding Australian Continent.
  • A native or an inhabitant of Australian Continent.

Australian meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1690s, in mention of aboriginal inhabitants, from Australia + -an. As an adjective by 1814. Australianism in message is attested from 1891.


Australian meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or related to Australia.

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  • (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Australian Continent.

Sentence Examples with the word Australian

Accordingly their disproportionate prevalence in South America points unerringly to the lower rank of the avifauna of the region as a whole, and therefore to the propriety of putting it next in order to that of the Australian region, the general fauna of which is admittedly the lowest in the world.

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