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Chad (chăd)
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A country of north-central Africa. Once part of French Equatorial Africa, it became independent in 1960. N'Djamena is the capital and the largest city.

Chadi·an adj. & n.
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Chad

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
chad (chad)
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n.
1. Scraps or bits of paper, such as the perforated edges of paper for tractor feed printers or the tiny rectangles punched out from data cards.
2. One of these scraps or bits of paper.

[Origin unknown.]

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A shallow lake of north-central Africa in Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria. It has greatly diminished in size since the 1970s.

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