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, c.574–656, 3d caliph (644–56), also known as Uthman ibn al-Affan; son-in-law of Muhammad. He belonged to the great Umayyad family and was selected as caliph after the murder of Umar.
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1. History of or relating to the Ottomans or the Ottoman Empire
2. denoting or relating to the Turkish language
3. a member of a Turkish people who invaded the Near East in the late 13th century
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