Definitions

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

  • The capital and largest city of North Korea, in the southwest-central part of the country. It was an important cultural center and Chinese colony after 108 B.C., later fell to the Japanese, and became capital of North Korea in 1948. Population: 2,780,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of North Korea.

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  • n. capital of North Korea and an industrial center

Etymologies

Korean 평양 (pyeongyang, "flat land") (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • However, Clinton offered no specifics on formulating an international response to what she called Pyongyang's "unacceptable provocation."

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  • Even with these constraints, Cho said she noticed seemingly small changes during her four days in Pyongyang that, to her, felt like dramatic ones in comparison to her 2008 trip.

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  • KNS/Getty Images North Korean youths and students danced to celebrate their leader Kim Jong Il's re-election as general secretary of the Workers 'Party in Pyongyang, Tuesday.

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  • World-Wide A meeting of North Korea's ruling party this week will provide a rare moment of accountability for those who make a living assessing, and sometimes guessing, what Pyongyang is doing.

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  • Reuters Kim Jong Eun, left, the youngest son of its leader Kim Jong Il, right, poses with newly elected members of the central leadership body of the Workers 'Party, at the plaza of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang in this picture released by the North's KCNA news agency Sept. 30.

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  • KNS/Getty Images North Korean youth and students danced to celebrate leader Kim Jong Il's re-election as general secretary of the Workers 'Party in Pyongyang, Tuesday.

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  • North Korean authorities confirmed to TV news agency APTN in Pyongyang that the man shown in the footage is Kim Jong Un. A photo of senior Workers 'Party officials also appeared on the front page Thursday of the authoritarian regime's main Rodong Sinmun newspaper, two days after the party concluded its biggest political gathering in 30 years to elect new leaders.

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  • The price of basic food items in Pyongyang, the country's capital, offers a stark picture of the reality average worker ...

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