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 (chĕk′ə-slə-vä′kē-ə, -slō-)
A former country of central Europe. It was formed in 1918 from Czech- and Slovak-speaking territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Communists gained control of the government after World War II and stayed in power until late 1989 when demands for democratic political reform forced Communist leaders to resign. In 1993 the country split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Czech′o·slo′vak, Czech′o·slo·va′ki·an adj. & n.


1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of the former Czechoslovakia, its peoples, or their languages
2. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of the former Czechoslovakia, its peoples, or their languages
3. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of the former Czechoslovakia, its peoples, or their languages
(Languages) (loosely) either of the two mutually intelligible languages of the former Czechoslovakia; Czech or Slovak


or Czech•o-Slo•vak

(ˈtʃɛk əˈsloʊ væk, -vɑk)

a native or inhabitant of Czechoslovakia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Czechoslovak - a native or inhabitant of the former republic of CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovak - a native or inhabitant of the former republic of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia - a former republic in central Europe; divided into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe


[ˈtʃekəʊˈsləʊvæk] (Hist)
A. ADJchecoslovaco
B. Nchecoslovaco/a m/f


nTschechoslowake m, → Tschechoslowakin f


[ˌtʃɛkəʊˈsləʊvæk] Czechoslovakian [ˈtʃɛkəʊsləˈvækɪən]
1. adjcecoslovacco/a
2. n (person) → cecoslovacco/a; (language) → cecoslovacco
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Back at the first meeting of "national music centres" (according to the official protocol: the "Meeting of National Music Centre representatives organised by the International Music Council in co-operation with the Donemus Foundation and the Dutch National Music Committee") from six European countries, in 1958 in Amsterdam, the then Czechoslovakia was represented by Pavel Eckstein, a delegate of the Union of Czechoslovak Composers, who delivered a report of the territory he stood for.
Out went Czechoslovak leader Alexander Dubcek, a liberal Communist party member who tried to usher in reforms to restore a sense of liberty among his compatriots, and in came foreign, mostly Russian, forces occupying Czechoslovakia from that day until the end of totalitarian rule, more than 20 years later.
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