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

  • A city of northern California on San Francisco Bay northwest of San Jose. It was founded with nearby Stanford University in the 1890s and is now a research center.

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  • noun a university town in California

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Examples

  • My family and I spent four years in Manila and Shanghai; now we call Palo Alto, California, home.

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  • My family and I spent four years in Manila and Shanghai; now we call Palo Alto, California, home.

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  • My family and I spent four years in Manila and Shanghai; now we call Palo Alto, California, home.

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  • My family and I spent four years in Manila and Shanghai; now we call Palo Alto, California, home.

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  • Nedry just assumed that was a mistake, and had called Palo Alto to verify it.

    Jurassic Park

  • The very audacity of the little American army, however, seemed to paralyze the Mexicans who practically made no resistance until Taylor reached a place called Palo Alto, which in Spanish means "Tall Trees."

    On the Trail of Grant and Lee

  • There had been sharp fighting at intervals since the middle of the forenoon, beginning at a place called Palo Alto, or "The Tall Trees," and the Mexicans had been driven back with loss.

    Ahead of the Army

  • This timber was struck six or eight miles out from the besieged garrison, at a point known as Palo Alto -- "Tall trees" or

    The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 1.

  • The company decided to move its headquarters to San Mateo County from Palo Alto, which is located in Santa Clara County, because it needed more office space for a burgeoning staff.

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  • "Before I make an investment in something that requires 'brain damage,' or a lot of work and energy, I figure out how much money I can make," he said, referring to Palo Alto, California-based Hewlett-Packard.

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