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1. (also -əm) A city of central England northwest of London. It grew to prominence during the Industrial Revolution.
2. A city of north-central Alabama west of Atlanta, Georgia. Located in a mining region, it grew into an industrial center in the early 1900s and is now the largest city in the state.


1. (Placename) an industrial city in central England, in Birmingham unitary authority, in the West Midlands: the second largest city in Great Britain; two cathedrals; three universities (1900, 1966, 1992). Pop: 970 892 (2001). Informal name: Brum
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in central England, in the West Midlands. Pop: 992 100 (2003 est). Area: 283 sq km (109 sq miles)
3. (Placename) an industrial city in N central Alabama: rich local deposits of coal, iron ore, and other minerals. Pop: 236 620 (2003 est)


(ˈbɜr mɪŋ əm for 1; ˈbɜr mɪŋˌhæm for 2 )

1. a city in West Midlands, in central England. 1,084,600.
2. a city in central Alabama. 258,543.
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Noun1.Birmingham - the largest city in Alabama; located in northeastern Alabama
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
2.Birmingham - a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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Tegan Smith, who has been a member of the club since 2012, has competed at all levels, gaining medals in the solo, duet, figures and team competitions, and has been a dedicated, hardworking and committed synchronised swimmer for the City of Birmingham.
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You choose to lay the blame for your dislike of the admittedly rather strange and unsympathetic Selfridges building not at the door of the London based 'star' architects nor at the door of the London based client but on the city of Birmingham itself.
Fannie Mae's Down Payment Assistance Investment Note Program will provide up to $1 million in new funds to the city of Birmingham, with the city and local MBA members contributing $250,000 in collateral.
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The City of Birmingham, Alabama has signed a memorandum of understanding to purchase 15,000 XO laptops from One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit organization created to design, manufacture and distribute laptop computers that are sufficiently affordable to provide every child in the world access to new channels of learning, sharing and self-expression.
uk AN array of medals, top-ten places and sparkling performances made the 2018 English Championships another memorable event for the City of Birmingham Gymnastics Club.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), the City of Birmingham, and the Greater Birmingham Regional Planning Commission will sponsor two brownfields redevelopment workshops on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Boutwell Auditorium.
1GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 SECTION 123 (2A) LAND AT CORNWALL TOWER HEATON STREET HOCKLEY IN THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM NOTICE is hereby given that Birmingham City Council (hereinafter referred to as "the Council") propose to dispose of an interest in the land described in the Schedule hereto THE said land is shown coloured green on the plan which may be inspected at all reasonable hours at the offices of the undersigned at 10 Woodcock Street, Aston, Birmingham B7 4BL THE Council will consider any objections to the proposal which objections should be made in writing to the undersigned (quoting reference LS/PTY/ PS/148013) not later than the 8 October 2015 THE SCHEDULE ALL that piece of land containing in area approximately 0.
TODAY City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Seal, piano Ben Dawson, presenter Simon Bates - music from the movies: Birmingham Symphony Hall, 7.