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

  • A city of southwest Honshu, Japan, on the Inland Sea west of Osaka. Founded in the 16th century, it was destroyed in World War II by the first atomic bomb used in warfare (August 6, 1945). The rebuilt city is an important commercial and industrial center. Population: 1,160,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Honshu, Japan, devastated by the first atomic bomb dropped in warfare on August 6, 1945.
  • proper n. catastrophe.

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

  • n. a port city on the southwestern coast of Honshu in Japan; on August 6, 1945 Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area


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