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1. The fortified height or citadel of an ancient Greek city.
2. A raised area holding a building or cluster of buildings, especially in a pre-Columbian city.
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(Architecture) the citadel of an ancient Greek city
[C17: from Greek, from acro- + polis city]
(Named Buildings) the citadel of Athens on which the Parthenon and the Erechtheum stand
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a•crop•o•lis(əˈkrɒp ə lɪs)
1. the citadel or high fortified area of an ancient Greek city.
2. the Acropolis, the citadel of Athens and the site of the Parthenon.
ac•ro•pol•i•tan (ˌæk rəˈpɒl ɪ tn) adj.
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a citadel or elevated fortification of a settlement.See also: Architecture
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1. A hilltop citadel, especially in ancient Greece, and most notably in Athens, containing the most splendid temples and treasuries.
2. The central, fortified administrative and religious district in Greek cities. The best-known is that of Athens, which was also a sanctuary.
3. The citadel or fortified high point in an ancient Greek city.
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acropolis[əˈkrɒpəlɪs] N → acrópolis f
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the Acropolis → l'Acropole f
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n → Akropolis f
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Acropolis[əˈkrɒpəlɪs] n the Acropolis → l'Acropoli f
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