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 (ā′zôrz, ə-zôrz′) also A·ço·res (ä-sôr′ĕsh)
A group of volcanic islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean about 1,450 km (900 mi) west of mainland Portugal, of which they are administrative districts. Fishing, farming, and tourism are important to their economy.

A·zor′e·an, A·zor′i·an adj. & n.
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The Azorian carrier is expecting four of the type as part of a larger commitment for six A321neo Family jets from Air Lease Corporation.
The Azorian climate is warm all year round, with highs of 20-25 degrees through April to November.
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And both Azorian, fourth at Cheltenham last week, and Fairyhouse winner King Of The Picts need to improve significantly if they are to trouble Sizing Granite.
Azorian has been a somewhat disappointing sort, but his last run was encouraging and he looks good enough to win the beginners chase.
The Government of the Azores' decision to revise its policy on Public Service Obligation (PSO) route subsidies was the driving catalyst for both budget carriers' entrance into the Azorian market.
Home Depot Inc.'s news that it was hacked should prompt small businesses to improve Internet security, says Charles Tendell, CEO of Azorian Cyber Security in Denver.
BRIAR Hill easily shrugged aside his solitary rival Azorian to land the Navan Novice Hurdle at the County Meath track.
Willie Mullins' gelding made all the running under Ruby Walsh and stayed on strongly in the closing stages to beat Azorian (11-4) by five lengths.
Sunday CORK: 1.10 Daneking, 1.40 Somethingwonderful, 2.15 Azorian, 2.50 Road To Riches, 3.25 Tarquinius, 3.55 Andiamos, 4.25 Behana.
Project Azorian; the CIA and the raising of the K-129.
"Project Azorian: The CIA and the Raising of the K-129" tells the story of the CIA's attempts to salvage a Russian submarine in 1974, in an operation which was famed by the fame billionaire and recluse Howard Hughes.