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Soyuz

[saw-yooz; Russian suh-yooz] /ˈsɔ yuz; Russian sʌˈyuz/
noun
1.
one of a series of Soviet spacecraft, carrying one, two, or three cosmonauts, who carried out scientific research and developed rendezvous and docking techniques: still used to ferry crews to Soviet space stations.
Origin
< Russian Soyúz literally, union
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Soyuz

/sɔɪˈjʊz/
noun
1.
any of a series of Russian spacecraft used to ferry crew to and from space stations
Word Origin
C20: Russian: union
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