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

  • A city of eastern Tennessee on the Tennessee River northeast of Chattanooga. Settled c. 1785, it twice served as the state capital (1796–1812, 1817–1819) and is the seat of the University of Tennessee (established 1794).

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  • noun a city in eastern Tennessee on the Tennessee River

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