Pronunciation: (sen'tō),[key] —n., —pl.-tos. 1. a piece of writing, esp. a poem, composed wholly of quotations from the works of other authors.
2. anything composed of incongruous parts; conglomeration.
3. Obs.a patchwork.
Pronunciation: (sen'tō),[key] —n. a former organization (1959–79) for economic and military cooperation, established as successor to the Baghdad Pact, and comprising Great Britain, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. The U.S. had affiliate status.