American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital of Australia, in the southeast part of the country. Settled in 1824, it replaced Melbourne as the capital in 1908. Population: 368,000.
- n. National capital of Australia, located in the Australian Capital Territory.
- n. Colloquial The Australian government.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geography) The capital city of Australia. Population (2000) = 307,700.
- n. the capital of Australia; located in southeastern Australia
- From Ngunnawal "kamberra", meaning meeting place. (Wiktionary)
“CANBERRA, Australia - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today announced the establishment of ITT Defence Australia Pty Ltd, and the official opening of its new office in Canberra, which establishes a permanent presence in Australia and expands the global reach of ITT's Defense ”
“CANBERRA - China denied on Friday that its spies attempted to hack into the phone and computer of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd during a visit to Beijing, amid growing unease in Canberra over Chinese investment.”
“April 14th, 2009 CANBERRA - More than 100 Tamil protesters have converged on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's Canberra residence, demanding that Australia play a greater role in ending the violence in Sri Lanka.”
“With a slim grip on power in Canberra, Australia's government might find the idea of rewriting laws on foreign ownership of a critical piece of infrastructure unpalatable.”
“The SGX-ASX deal needs the approval of lawmakers in Canberra and a change in Australian law.”
“Politicians in Canberra worry that a foreign owner could disadvantage the Sydney market by, perhaps, encouraging more companies to list in Singapore than in Australia.”
“The unpredictable nature of the political environment in Canberra was highlighted Thursday when the federal government lost a lower house vote on youth allowances but won two other votes with the support of non-party lawmakers.”
“The government in Canberra has warned lenders repeatedly about the importance of competition in the local banking industry and against the practice of raising rates beyond the central bank's level to boost margins and balance rising funding costs.”
“In a hotel in Canberra I had this trippy ceiling that didn't let my eye rest.”
“So many hearty congratulations and sincere thanks to the director-general and everyone in Canberra who made this colossally precious gift so widely and generously available to every citizen of the world to harness, enjoy, and learn from, no matter where you happen to live.”
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