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place name

or place·name  (plās′nām′)
n.
The name of a geographical location or feature: Many place names in California are of Spanish origin.

place name

n
(Human Geography) the name of a geographical location, such as a town or area

place′ name`

or place′-name`,



n.
the name of a geographical location, as a town, city, or village.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.place name - the name by which a geographical place is knownplace name - the name by which a geographical place is known
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
troponomy, troponymy - the place names of a region or a language considered collectively
Translations

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