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A city of southeast Michigan on the Detroit River, a waterway, about 50 km (30 mi) long, marking the Canadian border between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie. Founded by French settlers in 1701, Detroit was the center of the US automobile industry in the 1900s.


1. (Placename) a city in SE Michigan, on the Detroit River: a major Great Lakes port; once the largest car-manufacturing centre in the world. Pop: 911 402 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a river in central North America, flowing along the US-Canadian border from Lake St Clair to Lake Erie



1. a city in SE Michigan, on the Detroit River. 1,000,272.
2. a river in SE Michigan, flowing S from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie, forming part of the boundary between the U.S. and Canada. ab. 32 mi. (52 km) long.
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Noun1.Detroit - the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes portDetroit - the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor
Great Lakes State, Michigan, Wolverine State, MI - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
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