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 (ô′tə-bän′, ou′tō-)
An expressway in Germany or another area where German is spoken.

[German : Auto, automobile; see auto + Bahn, road, from Middle High German ban; see gwhen- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Automotive Engineering) a motorway in German-speaking countries
[from German, from Auto car + Bahn road]
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(ˈɔ toʊˌbɑn, ˈaʊ toʊ-)

(in Germany and Austria) a superhighway; expressway.
[1935–40; < German, =Auto auto + Bahn road]
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Noun1.autobahn - an expressway in a German-speaking countryautobahn - an expressway in a German-speaking country
expressway, freeway, motorway, pike, state highway, superhighway, throughway, thruway - a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
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[ˈɔːtəʊbɑːn] nautobahn f
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HYDERABAD -- The Hyderabad police have found the dead body of a child who went missing from Millat Park, Autobahn road on June 8.
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Out of the many proposals outlined in the committeeas draft, is restriction of autobahn speeds to 130 kmph like in several other EU countries.
Autobahn was awarded Flexible Packaging Association's Gold Award for Technical Innovation March 13, 2018 during FPA's 62nd Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards ceremony in Naples, FL.
HYDERABAD -- A man who was released from prison a few days ago was shot dead by unknown assailants on Autobahn road here on Thursday.
The system is equipped with momentum detection, to allow Autobahn to change behaviour in trending markets or switch quickly at inflection points.
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