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1. The capital of Illinois, in the central part of the state. It became the state capital in 1837 and was home to Abraham Lincoln for many years.
2. A city of southwest Massachusetts on the Connecticut River near the Connecticut border. Settled in 1636, it was the site of a national armory (1794-1968) and was an important producer of small arms. The game of basketball originated at a local school (1891).
3. A city of southwest Missouri south-southwest of Kansas City on the Ozark Plateau. It grew as a supply depot in the 1850s.
4. A city of west-central Ohio northeast of Dayton. It grew as a trade and manufacturing center after the completion of the National Road (1838) and the coming of the railroad (mid-1800s).
5. A city of west-central Oregon just east of Eugene, near the foothills of the Cascade Range.
1. (Placename) a city in S Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River: the site of the US arsenal and armoury (1794–1968), which developed the Springfield and Garand rifles. Pop: 152 157 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) a city in SW Missouri. Pop: 150 867 (2003 est)
3. (Placename) a city in central Illinois, capital of the state: the home and burial place of Abraham Lincoln. Pop: 113 586 (2003 est)
1. a city in S Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River. 149,948.
2. a city in SW Missouri. 143,407.
3. the capital of Illinois, in the central part. 112,921.
4. a city in W Ohio. 69,550.
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|Noun||1.||Springfield - capital of the state of Illinois|
|2.||Springfield - a city of southwestern Missouri|
|3.||Springfield - a city and manufacturing center in southwestern Massachusetts on the Connecticut River|