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

  • A city of southwest Pennsylvania at the point where the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers forms the Ohio River. Fort Duquesne was built on the site by the French c. 1750 and fell to the British in 1758, when it was renamed Fort Pitt. The village surrounding the fort grew rapidly after the opening of the Northwest Territory. The city today is highly industrialized.

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  • proper noun A city in Pennsylvania, USA

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  • noun a city in southwestern Pennsylvania where the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River forms the Ohio River; long an important urban industrial area; site of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh

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  • PITTSBURGH - Ashton Gibbs and Jermaine Dixon led a mid-game surge as Pittsburgh broke out of a tie late in the first half by scoring 27 of the next 32 points and improved to 28-0 all-time against its city rival.

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  • PITTSBURGH - Ashton Gibbs and Jermaine Dixon led a mid-game surge as Pittsburgh broke out of a tie late in the first half by scoring 27 of the next 32 points and improved to 28-0 all-time against its city rival.

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