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

  • A city of west-central Germany in the Ruhr Valley east of Essen. Chartered in 1321, it is an industrial and commercial center. Population: 384,000.

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  • proper n. a city in western Germany


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  • Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Bochum and in Hamburg.

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  • Manfred Eigen was born in Bochum on 9 May 1927, the son of the chamber musician Ernst Eigen and his wife Hedwig, née Feld.

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  • "The raids will continue for weeks," said Eduard Güroff, a spokesman for prosecutors in the western city of Bochum, which is leading the investigation.

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  • In 1979 he founded the engineering firm Maidl und Maidl in Bochum, which is involved in many large and complex tunnel projects in Germany and abroad.

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  • Citing documents from the prosecution office in Bochum which is investigating the affair, Benecken said that team doctors and chefs of luxury hotels were approached and asked to poison certain players.

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  • This festival of experimental theater, in its 20th year, allows modern-theater proponents to show the public and critics 50 productions in four cities—Bochum, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Mülheim an der Ruhr.

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  • "Merkel recognized that Europe is in a difficult situation, but at the same time clearly and competently laid out the CDU's role in leading Germany through the European crisis," said Erika Stahl, a long-time CDU member from Bochum in the Germany's Ruhr Valley.

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  • The person familiar with the matter said stainless-steel smelters at ThyssenKrupp's Krefeld and Bochum plants are likely to be closed under the deal to tackle overcapacity.

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