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[saw-yooz; Russian suh-yooz]
  1. 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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  1. any of a series of Russian spacecraft used to ferry crew to and from space stations
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Word Origin for Soyuz

C20: Russian: union
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