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Meaning of CHAD

Pronunciation:  chad, chad

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
  2. [n]  a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
  3. [n]  a lake in north central Africa; fed by the Shari river
  4. [n]  a small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape
  5. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of the Republic of Chad or its people or language; "the Chadian desert"; "Chad soldiers"; "Chadian folktales"

CHAD is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Chadian, Chadic, Chadic language, Lake Chad, Republic of Chad, Tchad
 See Also: Afrasian, Afrasian language, Africa, Africa, African country, African nation, Afroasiatic, Afroasiatic language, Biu-Mandara, capital of Chad, Chadian, dimple, dimpled chad, East Chadic, Fort-Lamy, Hamito-Semitic, hanging chad, lake, Masa, Ndjamena, N'Djamena, paper, pregnant chad, swinging chad, tri-chad, West Chadic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chad\, n.
See {Shad}. [Obs.]

Computing Dictionary

/chad/ (Or "selvage" /sel'v*j/ (sewing and weaving), "perf", "perfory", "snaf"). 1. The perforated edge strips on paper for sprocket feed printers, after they have been separated from the printed portion.

The term perf may also refer to the perforations themselves, rather than the chad they produce when torn.

2. (Or "chaff", "computer confetti", "keypunch droppings") The confetti-like bits punched out of punched cards or paper tape which collected in the chad box.

One of the jargon file's correspondents believed that "chad" derived from the chadless keypunch.

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