cicero

cicero

[sis-uh-roh]
noun, plural ciceros. Printing.
a Continental unit of measurement for type, equal to 12 Didot points, or 0.178 inches (4.5 mm), roughly comparable to a pica.

Origin:
named after the type cast for a 15th-century edition of Cicero's De Oratore

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Cicero

[sis-uh-roh]
noun
1.
Marcus Tullius [tuhl-ee-uhs] , ("Tully") 106–43 b.c, Roman statesman, orator, and writer.
2.
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
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cicero (ˈsɪsəˌrəʊ)
 
n , pl -ros
a measure for type that is somewhat larger than the pica
 
[C19: from its first being used in a 15th-century edition of the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106--43 bc), the Roman consul, orator, and writer]

Cicero (ˈsɪsəˌrəʊ)
 
n
Formerly known in English as: Tully Marcus Tullius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈtʌlɪəs). 106--43 bc, Roman consul, orator, and writer. He foiled Catiline's conspiracy (63) and was killed by Mark Antony's agents after he denounced Antony in the Philippics. His writings are regarded as a model of Latin prose

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Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman and orator, 106-43 B.C.E.
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Cicero definition


An orator, writer, and statesman of ancient Rome. His many speeches to the Roman Senate are famous for their rhetorical techniques and their ornate style.

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CICERO definition

project
Control Information system Concepts based on Encapsulated Real-time Objects.
A CERN DRDC proposal.
(1995-01-25)
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cicero

one of the most famous spies of World War II, who worked for Nazi Germany in 1943-44 while he was employed as valet to Sir Hughe Montgomery Knatchbull-Hugessen, British ambassador to neutral Turkey from 1939. He photographed secret documents from the embassy safe and turned the films over to the former German chancellor Franz von Papen, at that time German ambassador in Ankara. For this service the Hitler government paid Cicero large sums in British money, most of it counterfeited in Germany. Despite the evident authenticity of the films, the Nazi officials in Berlin mistrusted Cicero and are said to have disregarded his information (some of which dealt with plans for the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944).

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