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1. (Placename) an ancient district of the Netherlands, on an island at the mouth of the Rhine
2. (Placename) an archaic or literary name for Holland1
3. (Placename) a former name for Jakarta


(Plants) a variety of lettuce with smooth pale green leaves. Also called: Batavian endive or Batavian lettuce
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or Dja•kar•ta

(dʒəˈkɑr tə)

the capital of Indonesia, on the NW coast of Java. 8,259,266.
Formerly, Batavia.
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A little while after this there came in a Dutch ship from Batavia; she was a coaster, not an European trader, of about two hundred tons burden; the men, as they pretended, having been so sickly that the captain had not hands enough to go to sea with, so he lay by at Bengal; and having, it seems, got money enough, or being willing, for other reasons, to go for Europe, he gave public notice he would sell his ship.
He then told us that he went to Batavia, where two of the seamen belonging to the ship arrived, having deserted the rest in their travels, and gave an account that the fellow who had run away with the ship, sold her at Bengal to a set of pirates, who were gone a- cruising in her, and that they had already taken an English ship and two Dutch ships very richly laden.
"When our skipper came back we learned that the steamer was the Sommerville, Captain Nash, from West Australia to Singapore via Batavia with mails, and that the agreement was she should tow us to Anjer or Ba- tavia, if possible, where we could extinguish the fire by scuttling, and then proceed on our voyage--to Bankok!
US-based International Lease Finance Corporation filed the petition after Batavia failed to pay 4.68 million dollars for the lease of several Airbus A330s by December 13 as agreed.
Often referred to as "the Windmill Capital of the World," Batavia, Ill., was home to six windmill manufacturers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
She was a lifelong resident of Batavia, graduating from Batavia High School in 1948.
One company that is using technology to gain some assurance of things being read is the transmission manufacturer, ZF Batavia. Assume that the initial contact at its supplier does not respond.
Teams: Batavia, Geneva, Glenbard North, Lake Park, St.
All other Appleton products I've seen were made in Batavia, III.
When the Final assembly line is Finally up and running at the ZF Batavia plant in Batavia, Ohio--the plant that's a joint operation oF ZF Group and the Ford Motor Co.--it will be producing continuously variable transmissions [CVTs] at a rate of better than one per minute.