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antipode

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noun an·ti·pode \ˈan-tə-ˌpōd\

Definition of antipode

plural an·tip·o·des play \an-ˈti-pə-ˌdēz\

  1. 1 :  the parts of the earth diametrically opposite —usually used in plural —often used of Australia and New Zealand as contrasted to the western hemisphere

  2. 2 :  the exact opposite or contrary

an·tip·o·de·anplay \(ˌ)an-ˌti-pə-ˈdē-ən\ adjective or noun


Examples of antipode

  1. <my jock brother is an antipode to my bookworm sister>



Origin of antipode

Middle English antipodes, plural, persons dwelling at opposite points on the globe, from Latin, from Greek, from plural of antipod-, antipous with feet opposite, from anti- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 1549


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antipode

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noun an·ti·pode \ˈant-ə-ˌpōd\

Medical Definition of antipode

plural an·tip·o·des \an-ˈtip-ə-ˌdēz\play

  1. 1:  the exact opposite

  2. 2:  enantiomer





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