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1. Europe; European: Eurocommunism.
a. Deposited outside the country of issue: Euroyen.
b. Denominated in a currency other than the official currency of the country of issue: Eurobonds.
[Sense 2, from such terms as Eurodollar, originally, United States dollars deposited in Europe.]
euro-(ˈjʊərəʊ-) or before a vowel
combining form (sometimes capital)
Europe or European: eurodollar.
eu•ro1(ˈyʊər oʊ, ˈyɜr-)
n., pl. -ros, (esp. collectively) -ro.
[1895–1900; < Ngajuri (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Jamestown and Peterborough, South Australia) yuru]
or Eu•ro(ˈyʊər oʊ, ˈyɜr-)
n., pl. -ros.
the official common currency of those W European countries that are a part of the European Monetary Union, effective from January 1, 1999.
[1970–75; by shortening and alter. of Eurocurrency]
a combining form meaning “Europe,” referring esp. to W Europe or the European Union: Eurocentric; Eurocrat.Also, esp. before a vowel, Eur-.