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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Definitions for antipode

  1. A direct or exact opposite.

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Citations for antipode
It seemed that this enthusiast was just as cautious, just as much alive to judgments in other minds as if he had been that antipode of all enthusiasm called "a man of the world." George Eliot, Daniel Deronda
I look for the furthest spot on earth away from Lancaster — Lancaster's antipode— the middle of the Indian Ocean. Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet
Origin of antipode
1540-1550
Antipode is actually a clipping, or back-formation, of the word Greek word antipodes. It lost its s in the mid-1500s. The original word literally meant "opposite feet," as in "the place on the exact opposite point on the globe."
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