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cen•to



Pronunciation: (sen'tō), [key]
n.,
pl. -tos.

1. a piece of writing, esp. a poem, composed wholly of quotations from the works of other authors.
2. anything composed of incongruous parts; conglomeration.
3. Obs.a patchwork.

CENTO



Pronunciation: (sen'tō), [key]
n.
a former organization (1959–79) for economic and military cooperation, established as successor to the Baghdad Pact, and comprising Great Britain, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. The U.S. had affiliate status.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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