Definition of outstation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtsteɪʃ(ə)n/


1A branch of an organization situated at some distance from its headquarters: information is passed between the Grid Control Centre and the outstations
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  • Other register offices register births in hospitals and perhaps have outstations in other public buildings, but we were the first to go into a supermarket.
  • Skateraw could become an outstation of the National Galleries, both as the repository of the archive and as home to new temporary shows and possibly to a sculpture park.
  • These men suffered tremendous hardship and sacrifice to help open up this country and provide supplies to the distant outstations.
1.1 [as modifier] Indian Working in a place where one does not live: an outstation journalist
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  • Mr. Chandy says that the gates have to be shut on time since the groups (including outstation participants, colleges and schools) themselves come with over 40 persons.
  • It is a massive exercise in logistics to play host to several dozen outstation teams, arrange suitable accommodation, supply all the meals on time, and arrange transportation too.
  • There will be accommodation and lunch for outstation students.
1.2Australian /NZ A part of a farming estate that is separate from the main estate.
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  • This former farming outstation at Koonya, near Port Arthur, housed convicts in the 1850s, and has its own museum and restored buildings.
1.3Australian An autonomous Aboriginal community situated at some distance from a centre on which it depends.
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  • It served more than 40 outstations and communities.
  • Dr Bill Griffiths is director of the Northern Territory Catholic Education Office, which has schools in five major Indigenous communities and two outstations.
  • The Australian Electoral Commission goes to extraordinary lengths to provide voting facilities in outstations.

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