Meaning of Ottoman Empire

Ot'toman Em'pire

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  1. a former Turkish empire that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Cap.: Constantinople. Also called
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