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

  • An ancient region of east-central Greece around Athens. According to Greek legend, the four Attic tribes were unified into a single state by the Athenian king Theseus.
  • A village of western New York east of Buffalo. The Attica Correctional Facility was the site of a large prison riot in 1971.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A periphery where Athens, the capital of Greece, is located.
  • proper noun A peninsula southeast of Athens, Greece.
  • proper noun A town in Indiana and in New York State, USA.
  • proper noun The Attica Correctional Facility, scene of the Attica Prison riots

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  • noun the territory of Athens in ancient Greece where the Ionic dialect was spoken


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From Ancient Greek Ἀττική.



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