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 (tĕn′ĭ-sē′, tĕn′ĭ-sē′) Abbr. TN or Tenn.
A state of the southeast United States. It was admitted as the 16th state in 1796. Visited by the Spanish in 1540, the region was explored by Daniel Boone in 1769 and became part of the United States in 1783. The short-lived state of Franklin (1784-1788) formed the basis for the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio (1790) and the later state of Tennessee. Nashville is the capital and Memphis the largest city.

Ten′nes·se′an adj. & n.


(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Tennessee
(Placename) of or relating to Tennessee or its inhabitants
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Noun1.Tennessean - a native or resident of Tennessee
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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The Tennessean implemented the program in 2013 with 50 Top Workplaces named in the region.
Tyler, the Cruz spokesman, pushed back in a statement to the Nashville Tennessean.
The Tennessean out of Nashville, Tennessee, reported on November 5 about a masked intruder who was fatally shot during a brazen home invasion.
Jeff Teague, an official with Planned Parenthood, which fought the ballot measure, told The Tennessean that requiring doctors to offer women ultrasound images "is about shaming women.
Washington, Dec 31 ( ANI ): Taylor Swift has been named as Tennessean of the Year by the editors of The Tennessean newspaper.
A fatal plane crash at Nashville Airport earlier this week may have gone unnoticed for hours, the Nashville Tennessean newspaper reported.
More recently, conservatives criticized the governor for appointing Samar Ali, a native Tennessean and Muslim, to a top position in the international division of the state's economic development department -- some calling her soft on Shariah.
Among Oprah's guests was John Seigenthaler, former editor, publisher and CEO of the Nashville Tennessean, who went on to become founding editorial director of USA TODAY and is the founder of the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.
Among the front-page headlines in the Nashville Tennessean on Christmas Eve morning, 1927, was the following: "Reception for Scientists on Monday Program.
Meanwhile, old-fashioned print journalism also is at work in Tennessee where The [Nashville] Tennessean newspaper published an extensive article headlined, "Christian Crusaders Cash In: Sekulow's Family, Firm Collect Millions.
Assistant Metropolitan Attorney Jeff Campbell says state law exempts only "purely" religious activities from taxation, reported the Nashville Tennessean.
2) Michael Cass, and Natalia Mielczarek, "Nashville government sends 305 flood buyout letters," Nashville Tennessean, June 23, 2010, www.