[ saw-yooz; Russian suh-yooz ]
/ ˈsɔ yuz; Russian sʌˈyuz /
one of a series of Soviet spacecraft, carrying one, two, or three cosmonauts, who carried out scientific research and developed rendezvous and docking techniques: still used to ferry crews to Soviet space stations.
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Origin of Soyuz
From the Russian word Soyúz literally, union
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(The Soyuz was designed in the 1960s and proved so reliable that its design has not changed much since then).Space on Earth: The Secrets of Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity’|Clive Irving|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for soyuz
/ (sɔɪˈjʊz) /
any of a series of Russian spacecraft used to ferry crew to and from space stations
Word Origin for Soyuz
C20: Russian: union
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