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

  • A city of southeast Ontario, Canada, west-northwest of Hamilton. Population 110,372.
  • A municipal borough of east-central England on the Cam River north-northeast of London. It is an ancient market town and the site of Cambridge University, established in the 12th to 13th century. Population: 99,800.
  • A city of eastern Massachusetts on the Charles River opposite Boston. Settled in 1630 as New Towne, it is known for its research and educational facilities, including Harvard University (founded in 1636), the Radcliffe Institute for Higher Learning (formerly Radcliffe College, founded 1879), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1861). Population: 101,000.

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  • proper n. A city in England famous for its university.
  • proper n. Cambridge University.
  • proper n. A city in Massachusetts, United States famous for being the location of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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

  • n. a city in eastern England on the River Cam; site of Cambridge University
  • n. a city in Massachusetts just to the north of Boston; site of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • n. a university in England

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Examples

  • CAMBRIDGE -- Attending this founding conference of the George Soros-funded Institute for New Economic Thinking, at Kings College, Cambridge, one appreciates how much the Obama Adminstration could learn from thoughtful foreign observers of the financial crisis, who are far ahead of American thinking.

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  • JAMES CROWLEY, CAMBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT: What was accomplished was, this is a positive step in moving forward as opposed to reliving the events in the past couple of weeks, in an effort to move not just the city of Cambridge or two individuals past this event but the whole country to move beyond this and use this as a basis of maybe some meaningful discussions in the future.

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2009

  • KELLY DOWNES, CAMBRIDGE POLICE: The city of Cambridge, the Cambridge Police Department have recommended to the Middlesex district attorney that the criminal charge pending against Professor Gates not proceed.

    CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2009

  • Thompson continued to do exceptionally well at Cambridge, publishing a dozen papers in the _Cambridge Mathematical Journal_ while an undergraduate.

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  • Many of the articles relating to Cambridge in the MSS. have been printed by Mr. Cooper in his _Annals of Cambridge_: some relating to Cromwell are to be found in Mr. Carlyle's work; and several, besides those which

    Notes and Queries, Number 27, May 4, 1850

  • BY THE TOWN MEETING OF CAMBRIDGE (1765) AT a legal meeting of the freeholders and other inhabitants of the Town of Cambridge this 14 day of October 1765.

    Camps and Firesides of the Revolution

  • Cambridge was still hardly more than a village, a rural outskirt of Boston, such as Lowell described it in his article, _Cambridge Thirty Years Ago_, originally contributed to _Putnam's Monthly_ in 1853, and afterward reprinted in his _Fireside Travels_, 1864.

    Initial Studies in American Letters

  • He was town clerk of Cambridge (1849-1866) and wrote the _Annals of Cambridge_

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The road to Hawaii wound its way through Cambridge on June 13 during the

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  • CAMBRIDGE - The only fiscal certainty for Cambridge schools is that the district's budget will have to be amended next spring.

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