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cicero

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/ ˈsɪs əˌroʊ /
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noun, plural cic·e·ros.Printing.
a Continental unit of measurement for type, equal to 12 Didot points, or 0.178 inch (4.5 millimeters), roughly comparable to a pica.
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Origin of cicero

Named after the type cast for a 15th-century edition of Cicero's De Oratore

Other definitions for cicero (2 of 2)

Cicero
[ sis-uh-roh ]
/ ˈsɪs əˌroʊ /

noun
Marcus Tul·li·us [tuhl-ee-uhs], /ˈtʌl i əs/, "Tully", 106–43 b.c., Roman statesman, orator, and writer.
a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
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British Dictionary definitions for cicero (1 of 2)

cicero
/ (ˈsɪsəˌrəʊ) /

noun plural -ros
a measure for type that is somewhat larger than the pica

Word Origin for cicero

C19: from its first being used in a 15th-century edition of the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 bc), the Roman consul, orator, and writer

British Dictionary definitions for cicero (2 of 2)

Cicero
/ (ˈsɪsəˌrəʊ) /

noun
Marcus Tullius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈtʌlɪəs). 106–43 bc, Roman consul, orator, and writer. He foiled Catiline's conspiracy (63) and was killed by Mark Antony's agents after he denounced Antony in the Philippics. His writings are regarded as a model of Latin proseFormerly known in English as: Tully
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Cultural definitions for cicero

Cicero

An orator, writer, and statesman of ancient Rome. His many speeches to the Roman Senate are famous for their rhetorical techniques and their ornate style.

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