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place name

or place·name  (plās′nām′)
n.
The name of a geographical location or feature: Many place names in California are of Spanish origin.

place name

n
(Human Geography) the name of a geographical location, such as a town or area

place′ name`

or place′-name`,



n.
the name of a geographical location, as a town, city, or village.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.place name - the name by which a geographical place is knownplace name - the name by which a geographical place is known
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
troponomy, troponymy - the place names of a region or a language considered collectively
Translations

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Dr Rhian Parry, of the Welsh Place Name Society, told AMs earlier this year that legislation was needed as "nothing else is going to do".
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Place name recognition was performed using gazetteer lookup and augmented by subsequent disambiguation and correction steps.
The simplest explanation is that it is so easy, in speech, to shorten anything, whether a place name or the name of a person.
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Siegel and Olson have also been mindful of the tendency of place names to change, which is especially problematic for the areas surrounding the Panama Canal; in many cases, a Spanish-language place name replaced earlier English-language names used during the U.
Each place name is arranged in alphabetical order, and boats a description of how that name came to be ranging in length from one sentence to a full page.
Presented alphabetically, each place name is provided with the date the county or town was established along with a numerical cross-reference to the source for the information.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the value of clan name research for place name research; to show the high proportion of clan names that are derived from place names, and finally to reveal the extent of clan names that are in current use in Victoria.
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