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Tass

or TASS

[tas, tahs] /tæs, tɑs/
noun
1.
a news-gathering agency of the former Soviet Union: merged with an alternative news service to form Itar-Tass (Russian Information Telegraph Agency).
Origin of Tass
< Russian, acronym from T(elegráfnoe) a(génstvo) S(ovétskogo) S(oyúza) Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union
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British Dictionary definitions for tasss

tass

/tæs/
noun (Scot & Northern English, dialect)
1.
a cup, goblet, or glass
2.
the contents of such a vessel
Word Origin
C15: from Old French tasse cup, from Arabic tassah basin, from Persian tast

Tass

/tæs/
noun
1.
(formerly) the principal news agency of the Soviet Union: replaced in 1992 by Itar Tass
Word Origin
T(elegrafnoye) A(genstvo) S(ovetskovo) S(oyuza) Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union
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Word Origin and History for tasss

Tass

n.

official news agency of the former U.S.S.R., an acronym of Russian Telegrafnoje Agenstvo Sovjetskeho Sojuza "Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union."

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