from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of west-central Honshu, Japan, north-northeast of Osaka. Founded in the eighth century, it has long been a cultural, artistic, and religious center. Kyoto was Japan's capital from 794 until 1869, although its political importance declined after the rise of the shoguns (1192). Population: 1,470,000.
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- proper n. A city in Japan on the island of Honshu that once served as Japan’s capital.
- proper n. The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- An amendment to the international treaty on climate change, assigning mandatory targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to signatory nations.
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- n. a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan
From Japanese 京都 (kyōto, "capital"). (Wiktionary)