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 Dictionary entry overview: What does PLO mean? 

PLO (noun)
  The noun PLO has 1 sense:

1. a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority

  Familiarity information: PLO used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLO (noun)


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Meaning:

A political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Palestine Liberation Organization; PLO

Hypernyms ("PLO" is a kind of...):

political movement (a group of people working together to achieve a political goal)

Meronyms (members of "PLO"):

al-Asifa; al-Fatah; Fatah (a Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state; during the 1960s and 1970s trained terrorist and insurgent groups)

Domain region:

Palestine (a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948)


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