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cento

[sen-toh] /ˈsɛn toʊ/
noun, plural centos.
1.
a piece of writing, especially a poem, composed wholly of quotations from the works of other authors.
2.
anything composed of incongruous parts; conglomeration.
3.
Obsolete. a patchwork.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin centō patchwork quilt or curtain
Related forms
centonical
[sen-ton-i-kuh l] /sɛnˈtɒn ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
centonism
[sen-tn-iz-uh m] /ˈsɛn tnˌɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
centonization
[sen-tn-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌsɛn tn əˈzeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun

CENTO

[sen-toh] /ˈsɛn toʊ/
noun
1.
a former organization (1959–79) for economic and military cooperation, established as successor to the Baghdad Pact, and comprising Great Britain, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. The U.S. had affiliate status.
Origin
Cen(tral) T(reaty) O(rganization)
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British Dictionary definitions for cento

cento

/ˈsɛntəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
a piece of writing, esp a poem, composed of quotations from other authors
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, literally: patchwork garment

CENTO

/ˈsɛntəʊ/
noun acronym
1.
Central Treaty Organization; an organization for military and economic cooperation formed in 1959 by the UK, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey as a successor to the Baghdad Pact: disbanded 1979
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Related Abbreviations for cento

CENTO

Central Treaty Organization
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