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K2(kā′to͞o′) also Mount God·win Aus·ten (gŏd′wĭn ô′stən)
A peak in the Karakoram Range of northern Kashmir in the region controlled by Pakistan. At 8,611 m (28,251 ft), it is the second-highest mountain in the world. It was designated K2 in 1856 because it was the second Karakoram peak to be measured for height and was later (1888) named for Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), a British surveyor.
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(Placename) a mountain in the Karakoram Range on the Kashmir-Xinjiang border: the second highest mountain in the world. Height: 8611 m (28 250 ft). Also called: Godwin-Austen or Dapsang
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a mountain in N Kashmir, in the Karakoram range: second highest peak in the world. 28,250 ft. (8611 m). Also called Godwin Austen, Dapsang.
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|Noun||1.||K2 - a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)|
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