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 (ō′klə-hō′mə) Abbr. OK or Okla.
A state of the south-central United States. It was admitted as the 46th state in 1907. The western part was organized in 1890 as the Oklahoma Territory, which was merged with the adjoining Indian Territory to form the present state boundaries. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s forced many farmers to move west as migrant laborers. Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city.

O′kla·ho′man adj. & n.
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abbreviation for
(Placename) Oklahoma
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Marco's Pizza filled a 53-foot semitrailer with supplies bound for Moore, Okla. The supplies were offered to affected Marco's employees and their families, as well as the general community.
Less than two weeks since Moore, Okla. was ravaged by a F5 tornado that left 240 injured, and 24 dead, the state was once again hit strong winds and tornadoes this week, resulting in the injury of nine people.
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Smith of Shawnee, Okla., has been named the new director of public safety at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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