a constituent republic of S Russia: mountainous, rising over 4350 m (14 500 ft) in the Altai Mountains of the south. Capital: Gorno-Altaisk. Pop: 202 900 (2002). Area: 92 600 sq km (35 740 sq miles) Also called Altai Republic
- Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region
[gawr-noh-buh-dahk-shahn, ‐dahk-shahn; Russian gawr-nuh-buh-duhkh-shahn] /ˈgɔr noʊ bə dɑkˈʃɑn, ‐dɑkˈʃɑn; Russian ˈgɔr nə bə dʌxˈʃɑn/ noun 1. an autonomous region in SE Tadzhikistan (Tajikistan). 25,784 sq. mi. (63,700 sq. km). Capital: Khorog.
- Gorno-badakhshan autonomous republic
/-bəˈdækʃɑːn/ noun 1. an administrative division of Tajikistan: generally mountainous and inaccessible. Capital: Khorog. Pop: 206 000 (2000 est). Area: 63 700 sq km (24 590 sq miles) Also called Badakhshan
- Go root
[Unix] To temporarily enter root mode in order to perform a privileged operation. This use is deprecated in Australia, where the verb “root” refers to animal sex. See su. [Jargon File]
[goh-round] /ˈgoʊˌraʊnd/ noun 1. (defs 2, 3). n. “act of going around,” originally especially “a merry-go-round,” 1886, from go (v.) + round (adv.). Figurative sense of “argument, bout, fight,” etc. is from 1891. noun A turn; a repetition: That was nice. Let’s have another go-round (1960s+)