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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A promontory and ancient town of western Greece. In 31 BC it was the site of Octavian's naval victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra. As a result of the battle, Egypt came under Roman control and Octavian (later Augustus) was established as Rome's ruler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun naval battle where Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC.

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

  • noun an ancient town on a promontory in western Greece
  • noun the naval battle in which Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian's fleet under Agrippa in 31 BC

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