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

  • A city of northeast Switzerland at the northern tip of the Lake of Zurich. Founded before Roman times, Zurich became a free imperial city after 1218 and joined the Swiss Confederation in 1351. In the 16th century it was a center of the Swiss Reformation under the leadership of Ulrich Zwingli. Today it is the largest city in the country. Zurich is known for its international banking and financial institutions. Population: 350,000.

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  • proper n. Alternative form of Zürich.

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  • n. the largest city in Switzerland; located in the northern part of the country

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