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The Collaborative International Dictionary

CRO \CRO\ n. (Electronics) acronym for cathode-ray oscilloscope, an electronic device which provides visual images of varying electrical quantities. See oscilloscope.

Syn: oscilloscope, scope, cathode-ray oscilloscope.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

init. 1 (w: Cathode-Ray Oscilloscope) 2 (w: Contract Research Organization) 3 COMSEC Responsible Officer


Cro is an American animated television series produced by the Children's Television Workshop and Film Roman. It debuted on September 18, 1993 as part of the Saturday morning line-up for fall 1993 on ABC. Cro lasted 1½ seasons and ran in reruns through summer 1995. The show had an educational theme (this was before federal educational/informational mandates took effect in 1996), introducing basic concepts of physics, mechanical engineering, and technology. The premise of using woolly mammoths as a teaching tool for the principles of technology was inspired by David Macaulay's The Way Things Work; Macaulay is credited as writer on the show. The last new episode aired on October 22, 1994. The show was released on video (VHS) in a total of nine volumes.

Cro (singer)

Carlo Waibel, better known by his stage nameCro (born January 31, 1990), is a German rapper, singer, producer and designer, who is represented by Chimperator Productions. He describes his music as a mixture between pop and rap, which he calls "Raop".

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Compared with Roman imperialism, with its frankly assimilationist, exploitative, and repressive policies, British imperialism seemed to Cromer to be preferable, if somewhat more wishy-washy.

Lord Say, the treasurer, and Cromer, sheriff of Kent, should be punished for their malversations, he would immediately lay down his arms.

Alan Cromer is a physics professor at Northeastern University in Boston who was surprised to find so many students unable to grasp the most elementary concepts in his physics class.