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Transcaucasia

[trans-kaw-key-zhuh, -shuh]
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noun
  1. a region in SE Europe, S of the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black and Caspian seas: constituted a republic 1922–36 (Transcauca·sian So·cialist Fed·erated So·viet Repub·lic); area now includes the republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
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Related formsTrans·cau·ca·sian [trans-kaw-key-zhuh n, -shuh n, -kazh-uh n, -kash-] /ˌtræns kɔˈkeɪ ʒən, -ʃən, -ˈkæʒ ən, -ˈkæʃ-/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The peace treaty provided for the ceding to the Central Powers of the Transcaucasian provinces, already mentioned.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)

    Various

  • There are Transcaucasian specimens in the same herbarium, but taller, and they are not said to be wild.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants

    Alphonse De Candolle

  • She could therefore ill afford to spare any considerable part of her forces for an extended Transcaucasian campaign.


British Dictionary definitions for transcaucasian

Transcaucasian

adjective
  1. of or relating to the central Asian region of Transcaucasia or its inhabitants
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Transcaucasia
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Transcaucasia

noun
  1. a region in central Asia, south of the Caucasus Mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan: a constituent republic of the Soviet Union from 1918 until 1936
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