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

  • The capital and largest city of Iran, in the north-central part of the country south of the Caspian Sea. A commercial and industrial center, it became the capital of Persia (Iran) in 1788 and was modernized under Shah Muhnammed Reza Pahlavi (ruled 1941-1979). Population: 7,800,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Iran.

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

  • n. the capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran

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From Persian تهران (Tehrān). (Wiktionary)

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