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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aw-strey-loh-pith-uh-seen, -sahyn, -puh-thee-sin, -sahyn, aw-struh-]
    • /ɔˌstreɪ loʊˈpɪθ əˌsin, -ˌsaɪn, -pəˈθi sɪn, -ˌsaɪn, ˌɔ strə-/
    • /ɒ.ˌstrelo.ˈpɪ.θə.ˌsaɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aw-strey-loh-pith-uh-seen, -sahyn, -puh-thee-sin, -sahyn, aw-struh-]
    • /ɔˌstreɪ loʊˈpɪθ əˌsin, -ˌsaɪn, -pəˈθi sɪn, -ˌsaɪn, ˌɔ strə-/

Definitions of australopithecine word

  • noun australopithecine 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 million years old 3
  • adjective australopithecine of or relating to any of these primates 3
  • adjective australopithecine of or relating to a genus (Australopithecus) of extinct hominids from E and S Africa that walked upright 3
  • noun australopithecine an australopithecine hominid 3
  • noun australopithecine (sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the extinct genus Australopithecus. 1
  • adjective australopithecine of, relating to, or resembling the genus Australopithecus or its members. 1

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Origin of australopithecine

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40; Australopithec(us) + -ine1

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Parts of speech for Australopithecine


australopithecine popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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