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Great Wall of China

A line of fortifications across northern China. Originally built during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 bc) by connecting earlier fortifications, it was subsequently rebuilt and altered many times. The wall reached its greatest extent during the improvements of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when it was expanded to about 6,400 km (4,000 mi) long.

Great Wall of China

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(Placename) a defensive wall in N China, extending from W Gansu to the Gulf of Liaodong: constructed in the 3rd century bc as a defence against the Mongols; substantially rebuilt in the 15th century. Length: over 2400 km (1500 miles). Average height: 6 m (20 ft). Average width: 6 m (20 ft)

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a system of fortified walls with a roadway along the top, constructed as a defense for China against the nomads of the regions that are now Mongolia and Manchuria: completed in the 3rd century B.C., but later repeatedly modified and rebuilt. 2000 mi. (3220 km) long. Also called Chinese Wall.
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Noun1.Great Wall of China - a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BCGreat Wall of China - a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
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