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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]
authoritative having or displaying authority. [2 definitions]
authorities (used with "the") the police or other people in government.
authority the right, power, or ability to give orders, make decisions, or demand or compel obedience. [5 definitions]
authorization power or permission issued by an authority. [2 definitions]
authorize to give authority for or to; grant power to. [2 definitions]
authorized endowed with official permission or authority; given legal approval.
Authorized Version the English translation of the Bible authorized by King James I and published in England in 1611; King James Bible.
authorship the occupation or practice of writing. [2 definitions]
autism a developmental disorder usually becoming detectable in very early childhood that is characterized especially by atypical acquisition or use of language as well as atypical patterns of social interaction.