Definition of Australasian in English:


Pronunciation /ɒstrəˈleɪʃ(ə)n//ɒstrəˈleɪʒ(ə)n/


  • Relating to or characteristic of Australasia.

    • ‘The Australasian market saw sales fall by 7 percent over the review period.’
    • ‘His account of his Australasian years was published in 1967.’
    • ‘At the Australasian championships, Stan won the javelin title, a feat he repeated the next year.’
    • ‘It is a bold, if sometimes perplexing, exploration of Australasian cooking.’
    • ‘The difficulty in assembling athletes from so far afield was demonstrated by the experiences of the Australasian team.’


  • A native or inhabitant of Australasia.

    • ‘They're similar to US vehicles but are a brand familiar to Australasians.’
    • ‘Europeans and Australasians are taught from an early age to look beyond their borders.’
    • ‘Australasians in their turn can understand pretty much everything that people say in the UK and the US.’
    • ‘We are Aussies—or perhaps Australasians with our two passports.’
    • ‘Everyone must think that Australasians are obsessed with the Olympics.’