a piece of writing, especially a poem, composed wholly of quotations from the works of other authors.
anything composed of incongruous parts; conglomeration.
Obsolete. a patchwork.
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.
noun (pl) -tos
a piece of writing, esp a poem, composed of quotations from other authors
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
Central Treaty Organization
variant of centri- before a vowel: centroid. centr- pref. Variant of centro-.
a plural of centrum. a center. Anatomy, Zoology. the body of a vertebra. Mycology. collectively, all the structures enclosed within the ascocarp of a fungus. Historical Examples noun a plural of centrum noun (pl) -trums, -tra (-trə) the main part or body of a vertebra centrum cen·trum (sěn’trəm) n. pl. cen·trums or cen·tra (-trə) A […]
centrad cen·trad (sěn’trād’) adv. Toward the center.
a former name (1976–79) of Central African Republic.