Australasia [aw-struh-ley-zhuh, -shuh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the S Pacific Ocean.

Origin of Australasia Austral(ia) + Asia Related formsAus·tral·a·sian, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for australasia Contemporary Examples of australasia

  • A point I made in my 2007 book Comeback: back in 1985, NATO plus Japan plus Australasia produced 50% of world GDP.

    Is Decline Optional?

    David Frum

    February 16, 2012

  • Historical Examples of australasia

  • The deposits of Colombia and Australasia are placers of a similar character.

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

    C. K. Leith

  • It is remarkably successful in the warmer climates of Europe and of Australasia.

    The Genus Pinus

    George Russell Shaw

  • Both are natives of what may be termed the new world of Australasia.

    Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found

    Mayne Reid

  • I own I have a horror of Australasia—such a long sea-voyage!

    What Will He Do With It, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • I was in Australasia three months and a half, and saw only one Governor.

    Following the Equator, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • British Dictionary definitions for australasia Australasia noun

    1. Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
    2. (loosely) the whole of Oceania

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