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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Minnesota on the Mississippi River adjacent to St. Paul. The largest city in the state, it was a leading lumbering center in the 19th century and today is a port of entry and major industrial hub. Population: 373,000.

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  • proper n. The largest city in the state of Minnesota.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. largest city in Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river; noted for flour mills; one of the Twin Cities

Etymologies

From Dakota mini ("water") + Ancient Greek πόλις (polis, "city"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • DATELINE: MINNEAPOLIS In response to the surprising rise in juvenile delinquency among young girls, first offenders in one small, unnamed suburb of Minneapolis are being held for 4 hours every day, after school, in the empty monkey house of the local zoo.

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  • First line: "MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE - June 11: Local barrister Nicholas Ward was arrested yesterday for releasing more than 100 live lobsters into the indoor pool at the mayor's mansion in Minneapolis."

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  • April 13, 2006 -- MINNEAPOLIS - A Marine reservist returning home after eight months in Iraq was told he couldn't board a plane home to Minneapolis because his name appeared on a terrorist watch list.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge in Minneapolis has rejected a plea deal by Boston Scientific Corp. 's Guidant unit to pay $296 million in exchange for pleading guilty to charges it failed to properly disclose changes made to some implantable heart devices.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS - Two boys are recovering after being shot on a Metro Transit bus in north Minneapolis.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota officials say some construction projects on campus will impact traffic flow in and around the Minneapolis campus.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis home sellers are cutting prices more often than any other U.S.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS - A former Minneapolis SWAT team member already indicted in the takeover-style armed robbery of a suburban bank is facing more charges in Dakota County.

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