from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former country of central Europe. It was formed in 1918 from Czech- and Slovak-speaking territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Communists gained control of the government after World War II and stayed in power until late 1989 when demands for democratic political reform forced Communist leaders to resign. In 1993 the country split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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- proper n. a former country in central Europe; now the Czech Republic and Slovakia
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- n. a former republic in central Europe; divided into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993
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