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atlas

noun uk   us   /ˈæt.ləs/

atlas noun (MAP)

[C] a book containing maps: a road atlas an atlas of the world [C] a book containing maps showing where particular things are made, found, etc.: a wine atlas an atlas of British plants
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  • For those of you who don't have an atlas to hand, Newcastle is a city in the northeaeast of England.
  • Are you through with that atlas?

atlas noun (BONE IN NECK)

[S] specialized medical the first vertebra (= bone) of the spine that supports the skull: atlas bone neck pain
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Translations of “atlas”
in Arabic كِتاب الأطْلَس…
in Korean 지도책…
in Malaysian buku peta…
in French atlas…
in Turkish harita atlası…
in Italian atlante geografico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地圖集,地圖冊, 圖表冊…
in Russian атлас…
in Polish atlas…
in Vietnamese sách bản đồ…
in Spanish atlas…
in Portuguese atlas…
in Thai หนังสือแผนที่…
in German der Atlas…
in Catalan atles…
in Japanese 地図帳…
in Indonesian buku peta, atlas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地图集,地图册, 图表册…
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