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 (ăr′ĭ-zō′nə) Abbr. AZ or Ariz.
A state of the southwest United States on the Mexican border. It was admitted as the 48th state in 1912. Explored by the Spanish beginning in 1539, the area was acquired by the United States in 1848 through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Phoenix is the capital and the largest city.

Ar′i·zo′nan, Ar′i·zo′ni·an adj. & n.
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Noun1.Arizonian - a native or resident of ArizonaArizonian - a native or resident of Arizona  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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27 ( ANI ): Arizonian interventionist cardiologist Dr Ismail Bokhari, who examined Pakistani former president Pervez Musharraf on his health condition, has reportedly said that the General's chance for a serious cardiac disease is very low.
Several gunsmiths hopped aboard the bandwagon, but it was Arizonian Ward Koozer whose name became synonymous with the conversion.
Like the monsoons, the haboobs, and the mountains of the surrounding Arizonian landscape, the Pin becomes a point of reference and a mechanism to set the landscape in motion through the movement of the spectator," explained BIG founder Bjarke Ingles.
The potential for the United States to draw upon sources of energy other than coal are strongly advocated; for example, it is pointed out that solar energy generated from an area the size of an Arizonian county could supply all of America's energy (p.
Honestly, being an Arizonian (since we are so close to the border), I think of someone who is Hispanic as only speaking Spanish.
A former 101st Airborne Division flight medic, firefighter, master hunting guide and IAFF Local 3066 President, JP Vicente comes from a long line of Arizonian outdoorsmen.
Turf grasses with these qualities are being propagated from Arizonian species and bred with local species called paspalum grasses.
The year was 1963, and the publisher of The Arizonian, a weekly newspaper in Scottsdale, wrote a column about his friend Maggie Savoy, the women's page editor for the neighboring Arizona Republic in Phoenix.
The adaptation also includes aspects of Mexican history in that, for example, handouts have expressions such as "Si se puede" (Yes, we Can), which is a phrase coined by nationally recognized civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, an Arizonian and grandson of Mexican migrant farm workers.
The nine-year Republic veteran is a native Arizonian who earlier worked for USA Today and the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz.
Robinson, joined by Arizonian Dom Flemons on guitar, jug, har monica, and the occasional drum.
Collette Beighton plans to descend 5,249ft into the heart of the Arizonian natural wonder in June.