Phone vs Australia - What's the difference?

phone | australia |

As a verb phone

is .

As an adjective australia is


As a noun australia is




(wikipedia phone)

Etymology 1

Shortening of (telephone).


(en noun)
  • A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
  • Derived terms
    * cell phone * clamshell phone * flip phone * mobile phone * phone sex * phone tag * smartphone
    See also


  • To call (someone) on the telephone.
  • Synonyms
    * call, ring, telephone
    Derived terms
    * phone it in * phone up

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.
  • australia

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A country in Oceania. Official name: Commonwealth of Australia.
  • * 1693 : translation of a French novel by Jacques Sadeur (believed to be a pen name of ) titled Les Aventures de Jacques Sadeur dans la Découverte et le Voiage de la Terre Australe'' published 1692, translation published in London in 1693. Quoted in ''The Australian Language by Sidney J. Baker, second edition, 1966, chapter XIX, section 1, pages 388-9.
  • This is all that I can have a certain knowledge of as to that side of Australia ...
  • * 1814 , (Matthew Flinders), A Voyage to Terra Australis , volume 1 ( at Project Gutenberg)
  • Had I permitted myself any innovation upon the original term, it would have been to convert it into AUSTRALIA ; as being more agreeable to the ear, and an assimilation to the names of the other great portions of the earth.
  • (geology) The continent of Australia-New Guinea. New Guinea and the intervening islands are also on the Australian tectonic plate and are thus geologically considered part of the continent.
  • Synonyms

    * (country) Aussieland (colloquial), land down under, New Holland (historial), Oz (colloquial), Terra Australis (historical) * (continent) Meganesia, Sahul


    * Antipodes

    Derived terms

    * Aussie * Australasia * Australia Day * Australia Felix * Australian * Australianism * Eastralia * Order of Australia * Westralia

    See also

    * * AU * Aust *