[kom-rad, -rid] /ˈkɒm ræd, -rɪd/
a person who shares in one’s activities, occupation, etc.; companion, associate, or friend.
a fellow member of a fraternal group, political party, etc.
a member of the Communist Party or someone with strongly leftist views.
an associate or companion
a fellow member of a political party, esp a fellow Communist or socialist
1590s, “one who shares the same room,” from Middle French camarade (16c.), from Spanish camarada “chamber mate,” originally “chamberful,” from Latin camera (see camera). In Spanish, a collective noun referring to one’s company. In 17c., sometimes jocularly misspelled comrogue. Related: Comradely; comradeship.
- Comrades marathon
noun 1. (South African) the Comrades Marathon, an annual long-distance race run every year on the 16th of June from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, a distance of approximately 90 kilometres (56 miles) Often shortened to the Comrades
[kom-sat] /ˈkɒmˌsæt/ Trademark. 1. a privately owned corporation servicing the global communications satellite system and acting as the U.S. representative to and participant in Intelsat. noun 2. (often lowercase) a communications satellite. /ˈkɒmsæt/ noun 1. trademark short for communications satellite Communications Satellite Corporation
[“COMSL – A Communication System Simulation Language”, R.L. Granger, Proc FJCC 37 (1970)].
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