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A former dual monarchy of central Europe consisting of Austria, Hungary, Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, and parts of Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, and Italy. It was formed in 1867 after agitation by Hungarian nationalists within the Austrian empire and lasted until 1918.
Aus′tro-Hun·gar′i·an (ô′strō-hŭng-gâr′ē-ən) adj. & n.
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1. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary (1867-1918)
2. (Placename) of or relating to the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary (1867-1918)
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