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 (trē-ĕst′, -ĕs′tĕ)
A city of extreme northeast Italy on the Gulf of Trieste, an inlet of the Gulf of Venice at the head of the Adriatic Sea. Held by Austria from 1382 until 1919, Trieste became in 1947 the center of the Free Territory of Trieste administered by the United Nations. In 1954 the territory was divided; the city and northern zone were given to Italy and the remainder of the area became part of Yugoslavia.
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(triːˈɛst; Italian triˈɛste)
1. (Placename) a port in NE Italy, capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, on the Gulf of Trieste at the head of the Adriatic Sea: under Austrian rule (1382–1918); capital of the Free Territory of Trieste (1947–54); important transit port for central Europe. Pop: 211 184 (2001). Slovene and Croatian name: Trst
2. (Placename) Free Territory of Trieste a former territory on the N Adriatic: established by the UN in 1947; most of the N part passed to Italy and the remainder to Yugoslavia in 1954
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(triˈɛst, -ˈɛs teɪ, -ti)

1. a seaport in NE Italy, on the Gulf of Trieste. 237,191.
2. Free Territory of, an area bordering the N Adriatic: designated a free territory by the U.N. 1947; N zone, including the city of Trieste, turned over to Italy in 1954; S zone incorporated into Yugoslavia.
3. Gulf of, an inlet in the N Adriatic, in NE Italy.
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Petersburg, 40; Trieste, 40; Alexandria (Egypt), 43; Dublin, 48; Calcutta, 55.
Some skeletons of poulps are preserved in the museums of Trieste and Montpelier, that measure two yards in length.
On the 24th of February, 1810, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples.
On May 21, 1905 A.D., when war threatened between Austria and Italy, the socialists of Italy, Austria, and Hungary held a conference at Trieste, and threatened a general strike of the workingmen of both countries in case war was declared.
A woman from Trieste had already told me that when she went to Rome she was disappointed in St.
THE first known stallion casualty of the year was Old Trieste, who was put down on January 2 after suffering acute laminitis.
Halfway between Venice and Trieste, the now lively and popular summer resort sits on a peninsula at the top end of the Adriatic in the north-east corner of Italy.
TRIESTE, the capital of one of the smallest regions of Italy, is being opened up to the British holidaymaker with a new flight from budget airline Ryanair.
Climate change in the eye of the storm.This is a good agreement in the current context, commented the Italian Environment Minister and acting President of the G8, Willer Bordon, since Trieste could have sounded the death knell for the climate change negotiations and the Kyoto Protocol.
They might then Be accessible not only--in colliders but in small-scale, tabletop experiments as well, say researchers at Stanford University and the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy.
Verona`s Valerio Catullo Airport and the Ronchi Dei Legionari Airport in Trieste were closed on 7 February due to foggy conditions reducing visibility.
Curated by gallerist Bruno Bischofberger, one of the artist's earliest champions, the exhibition in Trieste was a true retrospective, with 110 works dating from 1981 to 1988, the span of the short-lived Jean-Michel Basquiat's career.