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Central African Republic Explained

Central African Republic at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

the a country in central Africa. Population: 3,577,000 (2001). Capital: Bangui.//

Central African Republic at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Republic, central Africa. Area: 240,376 sq mi (622,374 sq km). Population (1997 est.): 3,342,000. Capital: Bangui. Almost all the inhabitants trace their origin to communities founded in the 18th-19th cent. when various African peoples fled into the interior to escape slave traders. They now form heterogeneous ethnic groups, with the Banda, Baya (Gbaya), Ngbandi, and Azande almost three-quarters of its inhabitants. Languages: French, Sango (both official), Zande. Religions: animism, Christianity. Currency: CFA franc. A landlocked country, it consists of a plateau with an average altitude of about 2,200 ft (670 m). The N half is characterized by savanna and is drained by tributaries of the Chari River. The S half is densely forested. The country has a developing free-enterprise economy of mixed state and private structure; agriculture is its main component. It is a republic with one legislative body; its chief of state is the president and its head of government, the prime minister. Though seemingly inhabited for a long time, the area has yielded few archaeological remains. For several centuries before the arrival of Europeans, the territory was subjected to slave traders. The French explored and claimed central Africa and in 1889 established a post at Bangui. In 1898 they partitioned the colony among commercial concessionaires. United with Chad in 1906 to form the French colony of Ubangi-Shari-Chad, it later became part of French Equatorial Africa. It was separated from Chad in 1920 and became an overseas territory in 1946. An autonomous republic within the French Community in 1958, it achieved independence in 1960. In 1966 the military overthrew a civilian government and installed J.-B. Bokassa, who in 1976 renamed the country the Central African Empire. He was overthrown in 1979, but the military again seized power in the 1980s. Elections in 1993 led to installation of a civilian government.

Central African Republic at English = English (world95) Of Explained:

ally deaf person.

{Ear vesicle} (Zo["o]l.), a simple auditory organ, occurring
in many worms, mollusks, etc. It consists of a small sac
containing a fluid and one or more solid concretions or
otocysts.

{Rose ear} (in dogs), an ear which folds backward and shows
part of the inside.

{To give ear to}, to listen to; to heed, as advice or one
advising. ``Give ear unto my song.'' --Goldsmith.

{To have one's ear}, to be listened to with favor.

{Up to the ears}, deeply submerged; almost overwhelmed; as,
to be in trouble up to one's ears. [Colloq.]About-sledge \A*bout"-sledge"\, n.
The largest hammer used by smiths. --Weale.Above \A*bove"\, adv.
1. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the
clouds above.

2. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a
foregoing page. ``That was said above.'' --Dryden.

3. Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court
above.

4. More than; as, above five hundred were present.

Note: Above is often used elliptically as an adjective by
omitting the word mentioned, quoted, or the like; as,
the above observations, the above reference, the above
articles. -- Above is also used substantively. ``The
waters that come down from above.'' --Josh. iii. 13. It
is also used as the first part of a compound in the
sense of before, previously; as, above-cited,
above-described, above-mentioned, above-named,
abovesaid, abovespecified, above-written, above-given.

Above \A*bove"\, prep. [OE. above, aboven, abuffe, AS. abufon;
an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. Goth. uf under.
[root]199. See {Over}.]
1. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper
surface; over; -- opposed to {below} or {beneath}.

Fowl that may fly above the earth. --Gen. i. 20.

2. Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect;
surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as,
things above comprehension; above mean actions; conduct
above reproach. ``Thy worth . . . is actions above my
gifts.'' --Marlowe.

I saw in the way a light from heaven above the
brightness of the sun. --Acts xxxvi.
13.

3. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a
hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See {Above},
adv., 4.)

{above all}, before every other consideration; chiefly; in
preference to other things.

{Over and above}, prep. or adv., besides; in addition to.Above \A*bove"\, prep. [OE. above, aboven, abuffe, AS. abufon;
an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. Goth. uf under.
[root]199. See {Over}.]
1. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper
surface; over; -- opposed to {below} or {beneath}.

Fowl that may fly above the earth. --Gen. i. 20.

2. Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect;
surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as,
things above comprehension; above mean actions; conduct
above reproach. ``Thy worth . . . is actions above my
gifts.'' --Marlowe.

I saw in the way a light from heaven above the
brightness of the sun. --Acts xxxvi.
13.

3. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a
hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See {Above},
adv., 4.)

{above all}, before every other consideration; chiefly; in
preference to other things.

{Over and above}, prep. or adv., besides; in addition to.Par \Par\, n. [L. par, adj., equal. See {Peer} an equal.]
1. Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the
value expressed on the face or in the words of a
certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.

2. Equality of condition or circumstances.

{At par}, at the original price; neither at a discount nor at
a premium.

{Above par}, at a premium.

{Below par}, at a discount.

{On a par}, on a level; in the same condition, circumstances,
position, rank, etc.; as, their pretensions are on a par;
his ability is on a par with his ambition.

{Par of exchange}. See under {Exchange}.

{Par value}, nominal value; face value.Salt \Salt\, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout,
G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole,
Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal},
{Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.]
1. The chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning
food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found
native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation
and crystallization, from sea water and other water
impregnated with saline particles.

2. Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.

Though we are justices and doctors and churchmen . .
. we have some salt of our youth in us. --Shak.

3. Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.

4. A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.

I out and bought some things; among others, a dozen
of silver salts. --Pepys.

5. A sailor; -- usually qualified by old. [Colloq.]

Around the door are generally to be seen, laughing
and gossiping, clusters of old salts. --Hawthorne.

6. (Chem.) The neutral compound formed by the union of an
acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the
salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol.

Note: Except in case of ammonium salts, accurately speaking,
it is the acid radical which unites with the base or
basic radical, with the elimination of hydrogen, of
water, or of analogous compounds as side products. In
the case of diacid and triacid bases, and of dibasic
and tribasic acids, the mutual neutralization may vary
in degree, producing respectively basic, neutral, or
acid salts. See Phrases below.

7. Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that
which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an
allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken
with a grain of salt.

Ye are the salt of the earth. --Matt. v. 13.

8. pl. Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic,
especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.

9. pl. Marshes flooded by the tide. [Prov. Eng.]

{Above the salt}, {Below the salt}, phrases which have
survived the old custom, in the houses of people of rank,
of placing a large saltcellar near the middle of a long
table, the places above which were assigned to the guests
of distinction, and those below to dependents, inferiors,
and poor relations. See {Saltfoot}.

His fashion is not to take knowledge of him that is
beneath him in clothes. He never drinks below the
salt. --B. Jonson.

{Acid salt} (Chem.)
(a) A salt derived from an acid which has several
replaceable hydrogen atoms which are only partially
exchanged for metallic atoms or basic radicals; as,
acid potassium sulphate is an acid salt.
(b) A salt, whatever its constitution, which merely gives
an acid reaction; thus, copper sulphate, which is
composed of a strong acid united with a weak base, is
an acid salt in this sense, though theoretically it is
a neutral salt.

{Alkaline salt} (Chem.), a salt which gives an alkaline
reaction, as sodium carbonate.

{Amphid salt} (Old Chem.), a salt of the oxy type, formerly
regarded as composed of two oxides, an acid and a basic
oxide. [Obsolescent]

{Basic salt} (Chem.)
(a) A salt which contains more of the basic constituent
than is required to neutralize the acid.
(b) An alkaline salt.

{Binary salt} (Chem.), a salt of the oxy type conveniently
regarded as composed of two ingredients (analogously to a
haloid salt), viz., a metal and an acid radical.

{Double salt} (Chem.), a salt regarded as formed by the union
of two distinct salts, as common alum, potassium aluminium
sulphate. See under {Double}.

{Epsom salts}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Essential salt} (Old Chem.), a salt obtained by
crystallizing plant juices.

{Ethereal salt}. (Chem.) See under {Ethereal}.

{Glauber's salt} or {salts}. See in Vocabulary.

{Haloid salt} (Chem.), a simple salt of a halogen acid, as
sodium chloride.

{Microcosmic salt}. (Chem.). See under {Microcosmic}.

{Neutral salt}. (Chem.)
(a) A salt in which the acid and base (in theory)
neutralize each other.
(b) A salt which gives a neutral reaction.

{Oxy salt} (Chem.), a salt derived from an oxygen acid.

{Per salt} (Old Chem.), a salt supposed to be derived from a
peroxide base or analogous compound. [Obs.]

{Permanent salt}, a salt which undergoes no change on
exposure to the air.

{Proto salt} (Chem.), a salt derived from a protoxide base or
analogous compound.

{Rochelle salt}. See under {Rochelle}.

{Salt of amber} (Old Chem.), succinic acid.

{Salt of colcothar} (Old Chem.), green vitriol, or sulphate
of iron.

{Salt of hartshorn}. (Old Chem.)
(a) Sal ammoniac, or ammonium chloride.
(b) Ammonium carbonate. Cf. {Spirit of hartshorn}, under
{Hartshorn}.

{Salt of lemons}. (Chem.) See {Salt of sorrel}, below.

{Salt of Saturn} (Old Chem.), sugar of lead; lead acetate; --
the alchemical name of lead being Saturn.

{Salt of Seignette}. Same as {Rochelle salt}.

{Salt of soda} (Old Chem.), sodium carbonate.

{Salt of sorrel} (Old Chem.), acid potassium oxalate, or
potassium quadroxalate, used as a solvent for ink stains;
-- so cal

Central African Republic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Central African Republic
n : a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under
French control; became independent in 1960 [syn: {Central
Africa}]

Central African Republic at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a

English

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Country in Central Africa. Official name: Central African Republic.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » country in Central Africa
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|جمهورية افريقيا الوسطى|f|tr=jumhuuriyyat 'ifriqíyya al-wasaTaa
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|Цэнтральна-Афрыканская Рэспубліка|f|tr=Centrál'na-Afrykánskaja Respúblika
    • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|মধ্য আফ্রিকান প্রজাতন্ত্র
    • Breton: Republik Kreizafrikan
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|Централноафриканска република|f|tr=Centralnoafrikánska repúblika
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|República Centreafricana|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|中非共和國|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|中非共和国|tr=Zhōngfēi Gònghéguó|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|Středoafrická republika|f
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Centralafrikanske Republik
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|Centraal-Afrikaanse Republiek
    • Esperanto: Centr-Afrika Respubliko, Centrafriko
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Keski-Afrikan tasavalta
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|République centrafricaine
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zentralafrikanische Republik
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|Κεντροαφρικανική Δημοκρατία|f|tr=Kentroafrikanikí Dimokratía
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|הרפובליקה המרכז־אפריקנית|f|tr=ha-Republica ha-Mercaz Africanit
    • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|मध्य अफ़्रीकी गणराज्य|m|tr=madhya afrīkī gaṇrājya
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|Közép-afrikai Köztársaság
    • Interlingua: Republica Centroafrican
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|Poblacht na hAfraice Láir|f
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|Repubblica Centrafricana
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|中央アフリカ共和国|tr=Chūō-Afurika kyōwakoku
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|សាធារណរដ្ឋអាហ្វ្រិកកណ្ដាល|tr=sa thea rak nak roth a frik kan dal|sc=Khmr
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|중앙아프리카 공화국|tr=Jung-ang Apeurika gong-hwaguk|sc=Hang
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Zentralafrikanesch Republik


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|Централноафриканска Република|f|tr=Centralnoafríkanska Repúblika
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|Republik Afrika Tengah
  • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|Төв Африкийн Бүгд Найрамдах Улс|tr=Töv Afrikijn Bügd Najramdah Uls|sc=Cyrl
  • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|Naakaii Łizhinii Bikéyah Beʼałnííʼ
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|Den sentralafrikanske republikk
  • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|جمهوری آفریقای مرکزی
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|Republika Środkowoafrykańska
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|República Centro-Africana
  • Romanian: Republica Centrafricană
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Центрально-Африканская Республика|f|tr=Centrál'no-Afrikánskaja Respúblika, Inter: t+ » ru|ЦАР|f|tr=car
  • Sango: Inter: t- » sg|Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|Средњоафричка Република|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|Srednjoafrička Republika|f, Inter: t- » sh|Централноафричка Република|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|Centralnoafrička Republika|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|Stredoafrická republika|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|Srednjeafriška republika|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|República Centroafricana
  • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|Jamhuri ya Afrika ya Kati
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|Centralafrikanska republiken
  • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|Ҷумҳурии Африқои Марказӣ|sc=Cyrl
  • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|สาธารณรัฐแอฟริกากลาง|tr=săa-taa-rá-ná rát àef-rí-gaa-glaang
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|Orta Afrika Cumhuriyeti
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|Центрально-Африканська Республіка|f|tr=Centrál'no-Afrykáns'ka Respúblika
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|Cộng hòa Trung Phi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Category: Appendix - :Countries of the world|Countries of the world
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    Translation: cs » Central African Republic
    Translation: et » Central African Republic
    Translation: es » Central African Republic
    Translation: fr » Central African Republic
    Translation: ko » Central African Republic
    Translation: hi » Central African Republic
    Translation: kn » Central African Republic
    Translation: lt » Central African Republic
    Translation: hu » Central African Republic
    Translation: nn » Central African Republic
    Translation: pl » Central African Republic
    Translation: pt » Central African Republic
    Translation: fi » Central African Republic
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    Translation: zh » Central African Republic