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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
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British Dictionary definitions for centonism

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 centonism

CENTO

Central Treaty Organization
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