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Hi·ro·shi·ma

 (hîr′ə-shē′mə, hĭ-rō′shə-mə)
A city of southwest Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea west of Osaka. The city was destroyed in World War II when an American airplane dropped the first atomic bomb ever used in warfare (August 6, 1945). The rebuilt city is an important commercial and industrial center.
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Hiroshima

(ˌhɪrɒˈʃiːmə; hɪˈrɒʃɪmə)
n
(Placename) a port in SW Japan, on SW Honshu on the delta of the Ota River: largely destroyed on August 6, 1945, by the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare, dropped by the US, which killed over 75 000 of its inhabitants. Pop: 1 113 786 (2002 est)
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Hi•ro•shi•ma

(ˌhɪər oʊˈʃi mə, hɪˈroʊ ʃə mə)

n.
a seaport on SW Honshu, in SW Japan: first military use of atomic bomb Aug. 6, 1945. 1,099,000.
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Noun1.Hiroshima - a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in JapanHiroshima - a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan; on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area
Hondo, Honshu - the central and largest of the four main islands of Japan; between the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean; regarded as the Japanese mainland
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