a word or phrase only used in Australia, or having a special meaning there
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  • Australianism — may refer to: * A word or phrase considered typical of Australian English. * An attitude or conviction which gives special importance to the nation or culture of Australia * Anything, such as a custom, particular to or characteristic of an… …   Wikipedia

  • Australianism — noun Date: 1883 a characteristic feature of Australian English …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • australianism — aus·tra·lian·ism …   English syllables

  • Australianism — Aus•tral•ian•ism [[t]ɔˈstreɪl yəˌnɪz əm[/t]] n. a language feature characteristic of or peculiar to Australian English • Etymology: 1890–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Australianism — /əsˈtreɪljənɪzəm/ (say uhs traylyuhnizuhm), /ɒs / (say os ) noun a word or phrase originating in or peculiar to Australia …  

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  • List of belief systems — Below are words that designate a set or subset of beliefs. This includes dispositional beliefs.Many, but not all, of these words end with the suffix –ism . Words like magnetism , prism , and schism , are not included, because they do not… …   Wikipedia

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