from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A doctrine of cooperation among western European and North American nations regarding political, economic, and defense issues.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A philosophy of cooperation among Western European and North American nations.


From the name of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the two continents — or, as sea-faring nations will say, the ocean that connects the two continents, and ultimately from NATO. (Wiktionary)



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