Also called Malayo-Polynesian. a family of languages spoken in the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Madagascar, and Oceania.
of or relating to or the Austronesian family of languages; Malayo-Polynesian.
The Austronesian languages spread from these areas over thousands of miles beyond.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin
of or relating to Austronesia, its peoples, or their languages
another name for Malayo-Polynesian
variant of 1. before a vowel: autacoid. either a Caesar or nothing; all or nothing. Historical Examples Spe cogunt captivum infelicem ingredi per subjectos ignes: aut frusta su carnis mandere, ac vivo sepulcro condere. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Vol. I: Acadia, 1610-1613 Various His Weimar teacher believed in the motto: aut Lizst, aut […]
- Aut caesar, aut nihil
either a Caesar or nothing; all or nothing.
any physiologically active internal secretion, especially one of uncertain classification, as histamine or prostaglandin. noun (physiol) any natural internal secretion, esp one that exerts an effect similar to a drug autacoid au·ta·coid or au·to·coid (ô’tə-koid’) n. An organic substance, such as a hormone, produced in one part of an organism and transported by the blood […]
an absolute ruler; autocrat; tyrant.