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Long Beach

A city of southern California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean southeast of Los Angeles. Founded in the 1880s, it developed as a beach resort and became a major shipping center after the discovery of oil in 1921.
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Long Beach

n
(Placename) a city in SW California, on San Pedro Bay: resort and naval base; oil-refining. Pop: 475 460 (2003 est)
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n.
a city in SW California, S of Los Angeles. 421,904.
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Noun1.Long Beach - a city in southern California located on 8.5 miles of Pacific beachfrontLong Beach - a city in southern California located on 8.5 miles of Pacific beachfront; was a resort until oil was discovered in 1921
Calif., California, Golden State, CA - a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
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