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Meaning of Oscar

Os•car

Pronunciation: (os'kur), [key]
  1. one of a group of statuettes awarded annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion-picture production and performance. Cf.

Os•car

Pronunciation: (os'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a word used in communications to represent the letter O.
  2. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “god” and “spear.”
  3. the NATO designation for a class of nuclear-powered Soviet attack submarine armed with 24 antiship cruise missiles.

Os•car

Pronunciation: (os'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. one of a series of small communications satellites, launched into polar orbit as piggyback passengers on U.S. launch vehicles, for unrestricted use by radio amateurs.
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