[ 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.

Origin of Soyuz

From the Russian word Soyúz literally, union Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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