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antipodes

  

      pl n  
1    either or both of two points, places, or regions that are situated diametrically opposite to one another on the earth's surface, esp. the country or region opposite one's own  
2    the people who live there  
3    often cap   the. Australia and New Zealand  
4    sometimes functioning as sing   the exact or direct opposite  
     (C16: via Late Latin from Greek, plural of antipous having the feet opposite, from anti- + pous foot)  
  antipodean      adj  


Antipodes Islands  
      pl n   the. a group of small uninhabited islands in the South Pacific, southeast of and belonging to New Zealand. Area: 62 sq. km (24 sq. miles)  
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antipodes n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place

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