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 (yo͞o′tô′, -tä′) Abbr. UT or Ut.
A state of the western United States. It was admitted as the 45th state in 1896. Explored by the Spanish in 1540, the region was settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young. Salt Lake City is the capital and the largest city.

U′tah·an, U′tahn adj. & n.
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(ˈjuːtɔː; ˈjuːtɑː)
(Placename) a state of the western US: settled by Mormons in 1847; situated in the Great Basin and the Rockies, with the Great Salt Lake in the northwest; mainly arid and mountainous. Capital: Salt Lake City. Pop: 2 351 467 (2003 est). Area: 212 628 sq km (82 096 sq miles). Abbreviation: Ut or UT (with zip code)
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(ˈyu tɔ, -tɑ)

a state in the W United States. 2,233,169; 84,916 sq. mi. (219,930 sq. km). Cap.: Salt Lake City. Abbr.: UT, Ut.
U•tah•an, U•tahn (ˈyu tɔn, -tɑn) adj., n.
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Noun1.Utah - a state in the western United StatesUtah - a state in the western United States; settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
Lake Powell - the second largest reservoir in the United States; located in southern Utah and north central Arizona and formed by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River
Mormon Tabernacle, Tabernacle - the Mormon temple
Arches National Park - a national park in Utah including mountains and the Colorado River gorge and huge rock formations caused by erosion
Bryce Canyon National Park - a national park in Utah having multicolored rock erosions
Canyonlands National Park - a national park in Utah having rock formations and ancient cliff dwellings; canyons of the Green River and the Colorado River
Capitol Reef National Park - a national park in Utah having colorful rock formations and desert plants and wildlife
Zion National Park - a national park in Utah having huge canyons and gorges carved by mountain rivers
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Ogden - a town in northern Utah settled by Mormons
Provo - a city in north central Utah settled by Mormons
capital of Utah, Salt Lake City - the capital and largest city of Utah; located near the Great Salt Lake in north central Utah; world capital of the Mormon Church
Colorado River, Colorado - an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States
Colorado Plateau - a large plateau to the south and west of the Rocky Mountains; abuts mountains on the north and east and ends in an escarpment overlooking lowlands to the south and west; the Grand Canyon is carved out of the southwestern corner
Great Salt Lake - a shallow body of salt water in northwestern Utah
Green River, Green - a river that rises in western Wyoming and flows southward through Utah to become a tributary of the Colorado River
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