from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The islands of the southern Pacific Ocean, including Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea.
- Broadly, all of Oceania.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and neighbouring islands
- proper n. all of Oceania
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geography, a general name for Australia, Papua, Tasmania, and the neighboring islands.
- n. In zoögeog., a division comprising the islands and insular groups south of Asia: synonymous with Austrogæa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific
One of the most significant private collections of rare books in Australasia is about to go under the hammer in Wellington.
Then we are also involved in Australasia; Canadians are serving in West New Guinea under the United Nations which has the supervision of that country until the Indonesians take over from the Netherlands next May.
And the lite ones don’t come in Australasia only Cosmic Blue = 3
MSCI said in June that South Korea and Israel may be upgraded to developed-markets status and would enter MSCI EAFE Index that covers Europe, the region known as Australasia and the Far East, and a representative ETF, MSCI EAFE Index Fund.
Zealand's strategy to grow its business in Australasia, which is continually evolving as a single aviation market, Rob Fyfe, chief executive officer of the Auckland- based carrier said in today's statement.
These may be divided into two classes; viz., such as relate to what is now called Australasia; and those which relate to the islands which are scattered in the southern ocean.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 Historical Sketch of the Progress of Discovery, Navigation, and Commerce, from the Earliest Records to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century, By William Stevenson
“Sadly, from the Africa area, Oscar could still see the emus [in the 'Australasia' section of the zoo to which they'd been moved].”
"That's right - apparently New Zealand has ceased to exist and is now part of a country called 'Australasia'."
“Sadly, from the Africa area, Oscar could still see the emus in the 'Australasia' section of the zoo to which they'd been moved.”
"Australasia" is more of a political term than a travel location - it's unclear where, exactly, Bob went, cause the name includes a great many countries.