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

  • A city of South Africa, in the northeast part of the country northwest of Durban. Founded in 1886 after the discovery of gold nearby, it is a major industrial center. Population: 3,220,000.

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  • proper n. The largest city of South Africa.

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  • n. city in the northeastern part of South Africa near Pretoria; commercial center for diamond and gold industries


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