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 (bə-tăn′, -tän′)
A peninsula of western Luzon, Philippines, between Manila Bay and the South China Sea. After an extended siege, US and Philippine World War II troops on Bataan surrendered to the Japanese in April 1942. US forces recaptured it in February 1945.
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(bəˈtæn; -ˈtɑːn)
(Placename) a peninsula in the Philippines, in W Luzon: scene of the surrender of US and Philippine forces to the Japanese during World War II, later retaken by American forces
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or Ba•taán

(bəˈtæn, -ˈtɑn; locally ˌbɑ tɑˈɑn)

a peninsula on W Luzon, in the Philippines: U.S. troops surrendered to Japanese April 9, 1942.
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Noun1.Bataan - the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War IIBataan - the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Philippine Islands, Philippines - an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands
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In Bataan province, residents of Barangay Alion in Mariveles town have been using cooking oil to trap mosquitoes, which they exchange for rice.
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In Bataan province, one of the victims was believed to have drowned while attempting to save neighbors from rising floodwaters at the weekend.
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Farrales traveled 100 miles from Bataan province and joined a group selling welcome banners.
She was a reporter of Abante, a tabloid paper, and an employee of the public information office of the municipality of Bataan Province in central Luzon.
Japan's nuclear disaster has cast a pall over the Philippines' renewed plans to revive a mothballed 27-year-old nuclear power plant in Bataan Province.
Coast guard rescuers recovered seven bodies of fishermen whose boat capsized Tuesday off Mariveles town in Bataan province, 60 kilometres north-west of Manila.