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 (mo͝on′stər, mŭn′-, mün′-)
A city of west-central Germany north-northeast of Cologne. Founded c. 800 as a Carolingian episcopal see, it was a prominent member of the Hanseatic League after the 1300s. Today it is an industrial center and a canal port.

Mun·ster 1

A historical region and province of southwest Ireland. It was one of the kingdoms of ancient Ireland.

Mun·ster 2

 (mŭn′stər, mo͝on′-)
Variant of Muenster.


(Placename) a province of SW Republic of Ireland: the largest of the four provinces and historically a kingdom; consists of the counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford. Capital: Cork. Pop: 1 100 614 (2002). Area: 24 125 sq km (9315 sq miles)


(Cookery) a variant of muenster


(German ˈmynstər)
(Placename) a city in NW Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia on the Dortmund-Ems Canal: one of the treaties comprising the Peace of Westphalia (1648) was signed here; became capital of Prussian Westphalia in 1815. Pop: 269 579 (2003 est)


(ˈmʌn stər, ˈmʊn-)

n. (often cap.)


(ˈmʌn stər)

a province in SW Republic of Ireland. 1,019,694; 9316 sq. mi. (24,130 sq. km).


(ˈmün stər)

a city in NW Germany. 264,887.
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Wynne Jenkins SAME system already in use in Muenster, Germany, charging point at the zoo.
MUENSTER, Germany -- The 48-year-old German man who drove a van into a crowd in Muenster was well-known to police, had a history of run-ins with the law and had expressed suicidal thoughts to a neighbor last month, German prosecutors said Sunday.
Bernd Kempa, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
(1) Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany
(1) Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Muenster, 48149 Muenster, Germany
Rabenau, Institute of Medical Virology University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany; Andreas Wille, Institute for Hygiene and Environment, Medical Microbiology, Hamburg, Germany; Annin Baillot, Governmental Institute of Public Health of Lower Saxony, Hannover, Germany; Aleksandra Pettke, Institute of Medical Microbiology-Clinical Virology University Hospital, Muenster, Germany; Joachim Kuhn, Institute of Medical Microbiology-Clinical Virology University Hospital, Muenster; Nikolaus Ackermann, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleissheim, Germany; Christiane Ramelow, Emst von Bergmann, Diagnostic GmbH, Potsdam, Germany; Ralph Hahn, Laboratory Prof.
The international chemical weapons watchdog will now verify the destruction of all the component materials at a specialist plant in Muenster, Germany.
"Our objectives for classic cars are not only to provide consultancy and support services but also to show our color competency," said a spokesman for BASF Coatings at its headquarters in Muenster, Germany. "We are able to find the exact color shade of the classic car which may have been exposed to the sun for many years.
Nordson Corporation has acquired two of the five companies of the Kreyenborg Group for engineering, automation technology, and software in Muenster, Germany. Managing directors Jan-Udo Kreyenborg and Theodor Bruckmann have sold their shares of Kreyenborg GmbH (which manufactures screen changers and melt filters) and of BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg GmbH (which offers special processing technology to produce high-quality plastic pellets).
In a catalog for a 2008 exhibition at the Lacquer Museum in Muenster, Germany, tea ceremony expert Christy Bartlett wrote that at these late-autumn ceremonies, when there would be enough tea for three people, five would be invited, so that all may better cherish and share that which remains.
Holger Janssen, Sebastian Helling, Oerlikon Textile Components GmbH, Muenster, Germany.
Muenster, Germany, (Reuters) - The chief executive of German public insurer and takeover target Provinzial Nordwest was stabbed on Wednesday ahead of a meeting with employees to discuss the future of the company.