Ataturk, Kemal [(at-uh-turk)]
A Turkish soldier and statesman who founded modern Turkey in the 1920s, after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Ataturk believed that Islamic influence (see Islam) in government had held Turkey back, and in response he established a secular government.
. Historical Examples With atavic cunning he sat upon the outside and waited for the triumph of death. The Man From Brodney’s George Barr McCutcheon adj. “pertaining to a remote ancestor,” 1866, from Latin atavus “ancestor” (see atavism) + -ic.
Biology. the reappearance in an individual of characteristics of some remote ancestor that have been absent in intervening generations. an individual embodying such a reversion. reversion to an earlier type; throwback. Historical Examples It must explain all the facts which constitute what is known as atavism. The Making of Species Douglas Dewar I used the […]
at-3 language The original name of MATH-MATIC. [Sammet 1969, p. 135]. (2000-02-24)
Auxiliary Territorial Service (organized in 1941 for women serving in the British army; became part of army in 1949 as WRAC). American Temperance Society. American Tract Society. American Transport Service. a money of account of Laos, the 100th part of a kip. Contemporary Examples By now, the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) had managed to intercept the […]