Meaning of “NATO” in the English Dictionary

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"NATO" in British English

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NATOnoun [ + sing/pl verb ]

also Nato uk /ˈneɪ.təʊ/ us /ˈneɪ.t̬oʊ/

abbreviation for North Atlantic Treaty Organization: an international military organization consisting of the US, Canada, and many European countries

Examples

  • The meeting will be held at NATO headquarters.
  • Canada is a member of NATO.
  • He has been appointed Secretary General of NATO.
  • NATO troops are on a peace-keeping mission in the region.
  • NATO was formed in 1949.

(Definition of “NATO” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"NATO" in American English

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NATOnoun [ U ]

also Nato us /ˈneɪ·t̬oʊ/

abbreviation for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (= an international organization that includes the US, Canada, and several European countries, formed in 1949 for military defense)

(Definition of “NATO” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)