Definitions

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  • A city of west-central India, on a coastal island on the Arabian Sea. The capital of the state of Maharashtra, Mumbai is India's largest city and a major port and commercial center.

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  • proper noun State capital of Maharashtra, India, formerly known as Bombay.

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  • noun a city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city (after Calcutta); has the only natural deep-water harbor in western India

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Examples

  • MUMBAI — The lawyer for one of the suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack was killed Thursday, police and a colleague said.

    Lawyer in Mumbai Terror Trial Killed

  • MUMBAI — The film "My Name is Khan" premiered in Mumbai Friday amid tight security and on a much-reduced number of screens after right-wing protesters earlier this week damaged cinemas slated to show the new movie by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.

    'Khan' Has Its Premiere Amid Tight Security

  • MUMBAI — The film "My Name is Khan" premiered in Mumbai Friday amid tight security and on a much-reduced number of screens after right-wing protesters earlier this week damaged cinemas slated to show the new movie by Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.

    'Khan' Has Its Premiere Amid Tight Security

  • MUMBAI -- Indian police charged the only surviving gunman from the November attacks in Mumbai with murder and waging war against India, saying he and nine dead accomplices were aided by 37 others.

    Mumbai Charges Reveal New Details of Plot

  • MUMBAI, India — The accused gunman in last year's bloody siege of Mumbai retracted his detailed confession Friday, saying police tortured him into admitting his ...

    John L. Esposito: Tom Friedman on Muslims and Terrorism: Getting it Wrong Again

  • MUMBAI: Close textual analysis of a document issued by an until-now unknown terrorist group just after the recent massacre in Mumbai appears to vindicate claims by Indian intelligence experts that the document was generated by a non-Hindi speaker, using voice-recognition software ....

    Lapham's Quarterly: Why They Hate Them

  • MUMBAI, India — The accused gunman in last year's bloody siege of Mumbai retracted his detailed confession Friday, saying police tortured him into admitting his ...

    Eric L. Lewis: Torture Nostalgia

  • Gautam Singh/Associated Press MUMBAI JAIL: A paramilitary soldier on patrol passed a man brushing his teeth near a Mumbai jail Friday.

    Today's Photos: April 17

  • MUMBAI, India — The trial of the man police say is the only surviving gunman in the bloody Mumbai siege began Friday, with the prosecutor ...

    Rani Singh: US Envoy William Burns Spoke To Reporters In Delhi after Meeting Indian PM Manmohan Singh

  • MUMBAI, India — The accused gunman in last year's bloody siege of Mumbai retracted his detailed confession Friday, saying police tortured him into admitting his ...

    John McQuaid: The Jack Bauer Decade

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