Australia

Definitions of Australia
  1. noun
    the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
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    Gulf of Carpentaria
    a wide shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea in northern Australia
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    continent
    one of the large landmasses of the earth
  2. noun
    a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
    synonyms: Commonwealth of Australia
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    country, land, state
    the territory occupied by a nation
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