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A city of north-central England east of Manchester. One of the leading industrialized cities of England, it has long specialized in the production of cutlery and steel.


1. (Placename) a city in N England, in Sheffield unitary authority, South Yorkshire on the River Don: important centre of steel manufacture and of the cutlery industry; Sheffield university (1905) and Sheffield Hallam University (1992). Pop: 439 866 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in N England, in South Yorkshire. Pop: 512 500 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)


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a city in South Yorkshire, in N England. 559,800.
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Noun1.Sheffield - a steel manufacturing city in northern England famous for its cutlery industry
South Yorkshire - a metropolitan county in northern England
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LSE: UKCM), which is advised by Standard Life Investments, has acquired a single let, Grade A office building in Sheffield, England from Ediston Property Investment Co for GBP 20.
Adult hospitals in Sheffield, England are to abandon the use of a library trolley service in an attempt to save money.
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If there is a basic form, then there are what might be considered the "secondary qualities" (from British philosopher John Locke, seeing as how we're dealing here with a designer born in Sheffield, England, and who obtained a Masters of Design from the Royal College of Art), the graphic elements.
A native of Sheffield, England, Page received his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in physics from Gonville & Caius College in Cambridge, England.
He holds a Master of Science with Distinction from the Imperial College of Science & Technology, London, England, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sheffield, England.
Colloquial language as the link between audience and performer has been the modus operandi of the much-heralded British performance group Forced Entertainment since its founding by Etchells and five fellow art and theater students in Sheffield, England, in 1984.
WHEN LONG-DISTANCE truck driver and road haulage businessman Hakim Wais moved to Sheffield, England, from the Netherlands three years ago, he was disturbed to find high unemployment among the South Yorkshire city's ethnic minorities.
He grew up in public housing in a tough part of Sheffield, England, and caught the acting bug from the old movies he'd see on Saturday afternoons.
In the early 1980s, researches at the Medical Research Council (MRC) in London randomly assigned more than 400 preterm babies born in Norwich and Sheffield, England, to receive either a standard infant formula or one that MRC had designed to meet a preemie's unusually high nutritional demands.