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The capital of New Jersey, in the west-central part of the state on the Delaware River northeast of Philadelphia. Settled c. 1679 by Quakers, it was the site of a pivotal battle in the American Revolution in which George Washington's troops captured a Hessian encampment in a surprise attack (December 26, 1776).
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(Placename) a city in W New Jersey, capital of the state, on the Delaware River: settled by English Quakers in 1679; scene of the defeat of the British by Washington (1776) during the War of American Independence. Pop: 85 314 (2003 est)
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the capital of New Jersey, in the W part, on the Delaware River. 90,790.
Tren•to′ni•an (-ˈtoʊ ni ən) n.
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|Noun||1.||Trenton - capital of the state of New Jersey; located in western New Jersey on the Delaware river|
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