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1. A city of southwest England west of London. It has been an important trading center since the 12th century.
2. A city of extreme northeast Tennessee near Kingsport and Johnson City and contiguous with Bristol, Virginia. Originally the site of a stockade on the Wilderness Road, it is today home to a major auto-racing track.
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1. (Placename) City of Bristol a port and industrial city in SW England, mainly in Bristol unitary authority, on the River Avon seven miles from its mouth on the Bristol Channel: a major port, trading with America, in the 17th and 18th centuries; the modern port consists chiefly of docks at Avonmouth and Portishead; noted for the Clifton Suspension Bridge (designed by I. K. Brunel, 1834) over the Avon gorge; Bristol university (1909) and University of the West of England (1992). Pop: 420 556 (2001)
2. (Placename) City of Bristol a unitary authority in SW England, created in 1996 from part of Avon county. Pop: 391 500 (2003 est). Area: 110 sq km (42 sq miles)
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1. a seaport in Avon, in SW England, on the Avon River near its confluence with the Severn estuary. 420,100.
2. a city in central Connecticut. 60,660.
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