Simple Definition of Australia
: continent southeast of Asia
: country including the continent of Australia and the island of Tasmania
Full Definition of Australia
1 continent of the eastern hemisphere SE of Asia & S of the equator area 2,948,366 square miles (7,665,751 square kilometers)
2 or Commonwealth of Australia dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations including the continent of Australia & island of Tasmania ∗ Canberra area 2,967,909 square miles (7,716,563 square kilometers), pop 17,562,000
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