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A borough of central New Jersey north-northeast of Trenton. Founded by Quakers in 1696, it is the seat of Princeton University (established in 1746 as the College of New Jersey and renamed in 1896). George Washington defeated the British here in January 1777.


(Placename) a town in central New Jersey: settled by Quakers in 1696; an important educational centre, seat of Princeton University (founded at Elizabeth in 1747 and moved here in 1756); scene of the battle (1777) during the War of American Independence in which Washington's troops defeated the British on the university campus. Pop: 13 577 (2003 est)


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a borough in central New Jersey. 12,035.
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Wherever a battle was fought,--whether at Long Island, White Plains, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, or Germantown,--some of her brave sons were found slain upon the field.
I have met him many times since then, both at public functions and at his private residence in Princeton, and the more I see of him the more I admire him.
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Princeton University Press's impressive "Goldilocks solution"--neither too specialized nor too general--has given rise to a publishing mandate that, season after season, results in fascinating lists in a variety of disciplines, from medieval history to economic behavior.
I AM WRITING REGARDING YOUR RECENT RANKING of "The 50 Best Colleges for African Americans" [October 2004] I am very disappointed not to see Princeton included, despite leadership in several areas that relates to the African American collegiate experience.
The synergy between Princeton Softech's database archiving technology and EMC's Centera Compliance Edition enables companies to manage and store complex relational data on a secure platform and satisfy the requirement for fast access.
It might look as if Shirley Tilghman, president of Princeton University, is letting her admissions staff off easy for hacking into Yale's Web site.
Corporate Campus at Forrestal Center, announced the first building of the Princeton Corporate Campus, located at 1100 Campus Road in Princeton, New Jersey, has been completed.
Coming on the heels of its recent acquisition of Princeton Forrestal Village in Princeton, New Jersey, The Gale Company reports several new leases and renewals have been signed at the 500,000 square foot office and retail complex.

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