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n. pl. Af·ros
A rounded, thick, tightly curled hairstyle.
African in style or origin.

[Probably short for Afro-American.]
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n, pl -ros
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a hairstyle in which the hair is shaped into a wide frizzy bush
[C20: independent use of Afro-]
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(ˈæf roʊ)

adj., n., pl. -ros. adj.
1. of or pertaining to African-Americans or to black traditions, culture, etc.: Afro societies.
2. a hairstyle of very curly or frizzy hair grown or cut into a full, bushy shape all over the head.
[1965–70; independent use of Afro-]


a combining form of Africa: Afro-Cuban. Also, esp. before a vowel,Afr-.
[< Latin Āfr- (s. of Āfer an African) + -o-]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Afro - a rounded thickly curled hairdoAfro - a rounded thickly curled hairdo  
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
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Afro-, afrikāņu


[ˈæfrəʊ] N (also Afro hairstyle) → peinado m afro
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adj [hair, wig] → afro
n (= hairstyle) → coiffure f afro
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n (= hairstyle)Afrofrisur f, → Afrolook m
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[ˈæfrəʊ] n (fam) → pettinatura f afro inv
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Para o continente africano como um todo, por sua vez, as iniciativas foram mais presentes, expressas no interesse brasileiro em colaborar para o desenvolvimento destes paises, atraves da sua tecnologia de inclusao social que tirou milhoes da extrema pobreza, e tambem pelo impulso a Afras, na qual o governo expandiu a agenda de cooperacao com projetos voltados a educacao, saude e tecnologia.
The 53-year-old former diplomat is currently chairman of Dubai-based Afras Ventures.
(36) The first Africa-South America Summit (AFRAS) was held in Abuja, Nigeria in 2006, with Brazil playing a leadership role.
Moderated by Dr Shashi Tharoor, Chairman, Afras Ventures, USA, the panel discussion hosted eminent speakers such as Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History and Director of South Asia Initiative, Harvard University, Mr Sat Pal Khattar, Chairman, Khattar Holdings Private Limited, Singapore, Dr Ruby Dhalla, Member of Parliament, Canada, and R L Lakhina, Founder and Executive President, Netherlands Indian Chamber of Commerce, Netherlands.
Post-UN, he has taken on a business incarnation in partnership with the Dubai-based Afras Limited, which has considerable interests in the O&G sector.
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