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  • n. ISO abbreviation language code for Welsh language (ISO 639-1).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The chemical symbol of cyanogen.
  • A termination of nouns, chiefly abstract, of various origin, often associated with or derived from adjectives in -ant, -ent, or -ate. See the etymology.


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