Dictionary.com

Commonwealth of Independent States

[ kom-uhn-welthuhv in-di-pen-duhnt steyts ]
/ ˈkɒm ənˌwɛlθ əv ˈɪn dɪˌpɛn dənt ˈsteɪts /
Save This Word!

noun
an alliance of former Soviet republics formed in December 1991, including: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Abbreviation: C.I.S.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Words nearby Commonwealth of Independent States

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Commonwealth of Independent States in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Commonwealth of Independent States

Commonwealth of Independent States

noun
a loose organization of former Soviet republics, excluding the Baltic States, formed in 1991Abbreviation: CIS
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK