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Australian definition


This page has 8 definitions of Australian in English, Basque, and Finnish. Australian is a noun, an adjective and proper noun. Examples of how to use Australian in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: australian

English Australian definition


From Australia +‎ -an.



Australian (plural Australians)

  1. A person from the country of Australia or of Australian descent.
    • 1956, Anthony Burgess, Time for a Tiger (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 38:
      An Australian was once appointed on contract, but he swore too much.
  2. A person from the continent of Australia.
  3. A language of the country or continent of Australia; Australian (Australian English).
  4. (humorous, US) Upside-down.
    Australian scrolling
    Google's name for a style of scrolling with a mousepad in which the flicking direction is inverted in comparison to the "standard" style
  5. The Australian, an Australian newspaper.



Australian (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Australia, the Australian people or Australian languages.

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Basque Australian definition

Proper noun


  1. inessive indefinite of Australia

Finnish Australian definition


  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯strɑ(ː)liɑn/, [ˈɑu̯s̠t̪rɑ(ː)ˌliɑn]
  • Rhymes: -iɑn
  • Syllabification(key): aust‧ra‧li‧an

Proper noun


  1. genitive singular of Australia
    Australian pääkaupunkiterritorioAustralian Capital Territory