Meaning of cento


Pronunciation: (sen'tō), [key]
— 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. a patchwork.


Pronunciation: (sen'tō), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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