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By then, the former Mustafa Kemal had renamed himself ataturk – and emerged as the ruler and remaker of his country.
The History Behind ANZAC Day David Frum April 24, 2013

Kemal (kɛˈmɑːl), real name Mustafa Kemal. 1881– 1938, Turkish general and statesman; founder of the Turkish republic and president of Turkey (1923–38), who westernized and secularized the country


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  • Ataturk, kemal

    ataturk, kemal 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.

  • Atavic

    . 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.

  • Atavism

    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 […]

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    at-3 language The original name of MATH-MATIC. [Sammet 1969, p. 135]. (2000-02-24)

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