a holiday observed in some countries of the Commonwealth of Nations, originally on May 24, the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, but now on varying dates.
the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, May 24, celebrated (now on the second Monday in March) as a holiday in many parts of the Commonwealth Former name Empire Day
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jargon Hacker jargon as spoken outside the US, especially in the British Commonwealth. It is reported that Commonwealth speakers are more likely to pronounce truncations like “char” and “soc”, etc., as spelled (/char/, /sok/), as opposed to American /keir/ and /sohsh/. Dots in newsgroup names (especially two-component names) tend to be pronounced more often (so […]
noun 1. (def 5).
noun 1. an alliance of former Soviet republics formed in December 1991, including: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Abbreviation: C.I.S. noun 1. a loose organization of former Soviet republics, excluding the Baltic States, formed in 1991 CIS
noun 1. an ordinary year of 365 days; a year having no intercalary period.