to make or become in speech, manners, practices, etc.
(esp of a new immigrant) to adopt or cause to adopt Australian habits and attitudes; integrate into Australian society
Anthropology. a descriptive category including principally the Australian Aborigines and sometimes including Papuans, Melanesians, various small-statured peoples, as Negritos, of the Philippines, Malay Peninsula, and Andaman Islands, and some of the tribes of central and southern India. pertaining to or having the characteristics of the Australoids. Historical Examples The Australoid seems on the whole not […]
(sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the extinct genus Australopithecus. of, relating to, or resembling the genus Australopithecus or its members. noun any of various extinct apelike primates of the genus Australopithecus and related genera, remains of which have been discovered in southern and E Africa. Some species are estimated to be over 4.5 […]
an extinct genus of small-brained,large-toothed bipedal hominids that lived in Africa between one and four million years ago. n. 1925, coined by Australian anthropologist Raymond A. Dart (1893-1988) from Latin australis “southern” (see Australia) + Greek pithekos “ape.” So called because first discovered in South Africa. Australopithecus [(aw-stray-loh-pith-i-kuhs, aw-stray-loh-pi-thee-kuhs)] An extinct genus of the hominid […]
- Australopithecus afarensis
an extinct species of early hominid whose fossil remains were discovered in Ethiopia and have been dated at between 3.5 and 4 million years of age. a fossil belonging to this species.