chad: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chad), [key]
— n. Computers.
  1. a small paper disk or square formed when a hole is punched in a punch card or paper tape.


Pronunciation: (chad), [key]
— n.
  1. a lake in Africa at the junction of four countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. 5000 to 10,000 sq. mi. (13,000 to 26,000 sq. km) (seasonal variation).
  2. Official name,a republic in N central Africa, E of Lake Chad: a member of the French Community; formerly part of French Equatorial Africa. 4,100,000; 501,000 sq. mi. (1,297,590 sq. km). Cap.: N'Djamena.
  3. Chadic.
  4. a male given name. French,
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