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Australoid (outdated; no longer in scientific use) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of members of a human racial group originating in Australia, the Pacific Islands, and areas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 between Germany and the Czech Republic on the north and Italy and Slovenia on 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]
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. [4 definitions]
authorization power or permission issued by an authority. [2 definitions]