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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of the central and eastern Czech Republic. Settled by a Slavic people at the end of the sixth century AD, it became an independent kingdom in 870, fell to the Magyars in 906 and later to the Bohemians, came under the rule of the Austrian Habsburgs in 1526, and was incorporated into Czechoslovakia in 1918.
  • Alberto,Italian writer whose novels, such as Time of Desecration (1978), explore the alienation and ennui of the middle class.

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  • proper noun A historical region in the east of the Czech Republic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a region in the central and eastern part of the Czech Republic; it lies to the east of Bohemia and to the west of the Carpathians

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