chad

noun \ ˈchad \

Definition of chad

:small pieces of paper or cardboard produced in punching paper tape or data cards; also :a piece of chad

chadless

play \-ləs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of chad

origin unknown


Chad

geographical name \ ˈchad \
variants: or French Tchad

Definition of Chad

landlocked country in north central Africa; capital N'Djamena; a republic; until 1959 a territory of French Equatorial Africa area 495,752 square miles (1,288,955 square kilometers), population 9,253,000

Chadian

play \ˈcha-dē-ən\ adjective or noun


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