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austral1

[aw-struh l] /ˈɔ strəl/
adjective
1.
2.
(initial capital letter) Australian.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin austrālis southern, equivalent to Aust(e)r Auster + -ālis -al1

austral2

[ous-trahl] /aʊsˈtrɑl/
noun, plural australes
[ous-trah-les] /aʊsˈtrɑ lɛs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a monetary unit of Argentina, equal to 100 centavos: replaced the peso in 1985.
Origin
< Spanish; see austral1

Austral

1.
Australian (def 6).

Austral.

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Examples from the web for austral
  • On a sunny austral morning, wheeler surveys a stone corral filled with the bobbing white heads of hundreds of alpacas.
  • Last week, the austral lost half its value against the dollar.
  • We've been in an early austral summer squall for three days now, and it only seems to be getting worse.
  • Not even insects stir in the heat of the austral summer.
  • Naturally, you can't see it all, even during the temperate months of an austral summer.
  • The austral winters and summers resemble one long night and one long day between weeks of sunrise and sunset.
British Dictionary definitions for austral

austral1

/ˈɔːstrəl/
adjective
1.
of or coming from the south: austral winds
Word Origin
C14: from Latin austrālis, from auster the south wind

austral2

/aʊˈstrɑːl/
noun (pl) -trales (-trɑːlɛs)
1.
a former monetary unit of Argentina equal to 100 centavos, replaced by the peso
Word Origin
from Spanish; see austral1

Austral.

abbreviation
1.
Australasia
2.
Australia(n)
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Word Origin and History for austral
adj.

1540s, from Latin australis, from auster (see auster).

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austral in Science
austral
  (ô'strəl)   
Relating to the south or to southern regions of the globe.
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Related Abbreviations for austral

Austral.

  1. Australasia
  2. Australasian
  3. Australia
  4. Australian
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