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

  • A city of northeastern South Carolina east-northeast of Columbia. It is the site of a major auto-racing track.

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  • proper noun A family name.
  • proper noun A place name.
  • noun electronics A pair of transistors with the emitter of one connected to the base of the other and the collectors connected together, acting as a transistor with greater amplification. Also called "Darlington pair".

Etymologies

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From Old English Dearthington believed to be the settlement of Deornoth's people (unclear root + ing a family group + ton an enclosed farm or homestead) via Middle English Dearnington and Derlinton. The family name is derived from the place name, simply meaning one who came from the village of Darlington. Most of the later place names are derived either from the Darlington family name, being named either after people with that family name, or are derived from the place name directly, being named after the original village of Darlington directly.

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