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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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Noun1.Bristol - an industrial city and port in southwestern England near the mouth of the River Avon
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The award was handed over on Friday at the Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, UK, on the occasion of the graduation ceremony of the university.
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Mr Polley holds a bachelor's degree with honours in development economics, international politics and law from the University of Bristol, UK. He also has various postgraduate qualifications.
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BRISTOL, UK, June 17, 2015 -- Scientists have developed a new tissue scaffold technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs.
The new range was developed and formulated by the company's in-house R&D team based in Bristol, UK, and where Pulse Roll Label Products now manufactures the new fluorescent RDF Series.
ETS Aviation employees, who are based in Bristol, UK, will join the Jeppesen UK subsidiary of The Boeing company upon completion of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the second quarter.
Using computer simulations, Stefan Lines (University of Bristol, UK) and colleagues determined that most of these planets likely migrate in from farther out.
Momin Khan, Department of Chemistry, for the award of Post-Doc Fellowship Programme in University of Manchester, UK (world ranking 33) and University of Bristol, UK (world ranking 30) respectively.
Lahore -- Dr Muhammad Hayat Jaspal of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) has recently completed his PhD in Meat Science and Technology from University of Bristol, UK, and resumed his duties as Assistant Professor in the Department of Meat Science and Technology.

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