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An ancient region of Asia Minor in present-day east-central Turkey. Heart of a Hittite state and later a Persian satrapy, it was annexed by the Romans in ad 17.
Cap′pa·do′cian adj. & n.
(Placename) an ancient region of E Asia Minor famous for its horses
Cap•pa•do•cia(ˌkæp əˈdoʊ ʃə)
an ancient country in E Asia Minor, a Roman province in A.D. 17, now a part of N central Turkey.