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Ottoman Empire

also Turkish Empire
A vast Turkish sultanate of southwest Asia, northeast Africa, and southeast Europe. It was founded in the 1200s by Osman I and ruled by his descendants until its dissolution after World War I. Originally a small state controlled by Ottoman or Osmanli Turks, it spread rapidly, superseding the Byzantine Empire in the east.

Ottoman Empire

(Historical Terms) the former Turkish empire in Europe, Asia, and Africa, which lasted from the late 13th century until the end of World War I. Also called: Turkish Empire

Ot′toman Em′pire

a Turkish state that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Cap.: Constantinople.

Ottoman empire

1300–1922 The Turkish empire that replaced the Byzantine empire and dominated the eastern Mediterranean throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Noun1.Ottoman empire - a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern EuropeOttoman Empire - a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
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