the capital city of Kazakhstan, in the northern part, on the Ishim River.
With the exception of the fort and commandant’s house, the “Astana” is the only building on this side of the river.
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the capital of Kazakhstan, in the N of the country; replaced Almaty as capital in 1997; an important railway junction. Pop: 335 000 (2005 est) Former names (until 1961) Akmolinsk, (1961–94) Tselinograd, (1994–98) Akmola
astho Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
a city in the Piedmont region of Italy, S of Turin: center of wine-producing region. Contemporary Examples The Acid Survivors Trust International (Asti) estimates there are approximately 1,500 acid attacks a year globally. Oscar-Winning ‘Saving Face’ Directors’ Battle to End Horror of Acid Attacks Shakthi Jothianandan March 7, 2012 Historical Examples But in the richness […]
- Asti spumante
a sweet, sparkling Italian white wine with a muscat flavor. Historical Examples But mother turned up her nose as she sipped her glass of Asti spumante that accompanied the west-end dinner by way of champagne. The Promise of Air Algernon Blackwood It is now famous for its sparkling wine (Asti spumante), and is a considerable […]
pertaining to, exhibiting, or correcting . a person who has . Historical Examples After all, an astigmatic parent, seeing Adolf in a dim light, might be impressed by him. The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse They belonged to a person who was near-sighted and astigmatic in the left eye and almost certainly blind in the […]
- Astigmatic lens
astigmatic lens astigmatic lens n. See cylindrical lens.