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Dis·trict of Columbia(dĭs′trĭkt′)
Abbr. DC or D.C.
A federal district of the eastern United States on the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland. Coextensive with the city of Washington, it was established by congressional acts of 1790 and 1791 on a site selected by George Washington.
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District of Columbia
(Placename) a federal district of the eastern US, coextensive with the federal capital, Washington. Pop: 564 326 (2003 est). Area: 178 sq km (69 sq miles). Abbreviation: D.C. or DC (with zip code)
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Dis′trict of Colum′bia
a federal area in the E United States, on the Potomac, coextensive with the federal capital, Washington. 572,059; 69 sq. mi. (179 sq. km). Abbr.: DC, D.C.
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|Noun||1.||District of Columbia - the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the capital of the United States and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia|
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
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