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Australasia Australia, New Zealand, and nearby islands south of the equator and north through Malaysia and the Philippines.
Australia an island continent southeast of Indonesia and between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. [2 definitions]
Australian of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Australia or Australians. [5 definitions]
Australian ballot an official ballot that carries the names of all candidates for public offices, along with any propositions to be voted on, and is distributed at polling places, to be marked in secret.
Australoid (outdated; no longer in scientific use) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of members of a human racial group originating in Australia, the Pacific Islands, and areas of southern and central India, generally characterized by dark skin and dark curly hair. [2 definitions]
Australopithecine a tool-making primate of an extinct genus of hominids that inhabited eastern and southern Africa.
Austria a central European country that lies between Germany and the Czech Republic to the north and Italy and Slovenia to the south.
Austria-Hungary a former European monarchy composed of the Austrian empire, Hungary, and parts of other countries.
Austro- southern. [2 definitions]
Austroasiatic a language family of Southeast Asia that includes Vietnamese and Khmer.
Austronesia the islands of the central and southern Pacific.
Austronesian a family of languages spoken over a vast area from the Indian Ocean to New Zealand and Hawaii. [3 definitions]
autarchy absolute power to rule; absolute sovereignty; autocracy. [3 definitions]
autarky a national policy of economic self-sufficiency, involving not relying on economic aid or on imports. [2 definitions]
auteur a director whose films display a distinctive personal style. [2 definitions]
auteurism a type of film criticism in which the works of a given director, regarded as the primary creator of a film, are examined to reveal nuances of personal style.
authentic real, genuine, or valid. [2 definitions]
authenticate to prove the genuineness, reality, or validity of.
authenticity the quality or condition of being authentic.
author the writer of a book, play, story, or the like. [3 definitions]
authoritarian of, pertaining to, or advocating complete obedience or subjection to authority, esp. political authority, without concern for individual rights. [3 definitions]