District of Columbia

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Dis·trict of Columbia

Abbr. DC or D.C.
A federal district of the eastern United States on the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland. Coextensive with the city of Washington, it was established by congressional acts of 1790 and 1791 on a site selected by George Washington.
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District of Columbia

(Placename) a federal district of the eastern US, coextensive with the federal capital, Washington. Pop: 564 326 (2003 est). Area: 178 sq km (69 sq miles). Abbreviation: D.C. or DC (with zip code)
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Dis′trict of Colum′bia

a federal area in the E United States, on the Potomac, coextensive with the federal capital, Washington. 572,059; 69 sq. mi. (179 sq. km). Abbr.: DC, D.C.
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Noun1.District of Columbia - the district occupied entirely by the city of WashingtonDistrict of Columbia - the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the capital of the United States and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
American capital, capital of the United States, Washington, Washington D.C. - the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
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"Then," said the doomed one, "I should just like to remark that you are the most unspeakable old imbecile in seven States and the District of Columbia."
In his later years, at different times, he was secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, marshall and recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia, and United States Minister to Haiti.
Then, too, they knew that at all times they could have the protection of the law in the District of Columbia. The public schools in Washington for coloured people were better then than they were elsewhere.
monarch of a realm about as big as the District of Columbia -- you could stand in the middle of it and throw bricks into the next kingdom.
He says: "In that company of seventy-six persons, who attempted, in 1848, to escape from the District of Columbia in the schooner Pearl, and whose officers I assisted in defending, there were several young and healthy girls, who had those peculiar attractions of form and feature which connoisseurs prize so highly.
"'Section One, be it enacted, and so forth and so forth, that the militia shall consist of every able-bodied male citizen of the respective states, territories, and District of Columbia, who is more than eighteen and less than forty-five years of age.'
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District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser recently established the District of Columbia Financial Services Regulatory Sandbox and Innovation Council.
IN CELEBRATION OF EXCEPTIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)--AND ON THE occasion of CTE Month"--Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) staff visited the University of the District of Columbia Community College's (UDC-CC) United Medical Center (UMC) Campus for a tour and discussion of the college's Division of Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning (WDLL).
Weeks (DD 701); USS Chicago (CA 29) ; staff of Commander Submarine Flotilla Six, Charleston, South Carolina; staff supply officer for Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy; director, Naval Supply Depot, Naval Support Activity, DaNang, Vietnam; Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida; Naval Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Strategic Systems Project Office, Washington, District of Columbia; commanding officer, Naval Supply Center, Charleston, South Carolina; executive assistant to the Deputy Chief of Logistics, Naval Material Command, Washington, District of Columbia; and deputy commander for Plans, Policy and Programs Development, NAVSUP, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

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