Definition of North Atlantic Treaty Organization in English:

Share this entry

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Pronunciation: /nôrTH ətˈlan(t)ik ˈtrēdē ˌôrɡənəˈzāSHən/ Pronunciation: /ˌôrɡəˌnīˈzāSHən/
(abbreviation NATO)
An association of European and North American countries, formed in 1949 for the defense of Europe and the North Atlantic against the perceived threat of Soviet aggression. By 2005, the alliance consisted of 26 countries, including several eastern European nations. NATO’s purpose is to safeguard member countries by political and military means.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: North At·lan·tic Trea·ty Or·gan·i·za·tion

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.