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Aberdeen

[ab-er-deen for 1, 2; ab-er-deen for 3–6] /ˌæb ərˈdin for 1, 2; ˈæb ərˌdin for 3–6/
noun
1.
Also called Aberdeenshire
[ab-er-deen-sheer, -sher] /ˌæb ərˈdin ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. a historic county in NE Scotland.
2.
a seaport in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: administrative center of the Grampian region.
3.
a city in NE South Dakota.
4.
a seaport in W Washington.
5.
a town in NE Maryland.
6.
a fishhook having an extended bend.
Related forms
Aberdonian
[ab-er-doh-nee-uh n] /ˌæb ərˈdoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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Aberdeenshire

/ˌæbəˈdiːnˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
a council area and historical county of N Scotland, on the North Sea: became part of Grampian Region in 1975 but reinstated as an independent unitary authority (with adjusted borders) in 1996: rises to the Grampian and Cairngorm Mountains in the SW: chiefly agricultural (esp sheep and stock raising). Administrative centre: Aberdeen. Pop: 229 330 (2003 est). Area 6319 sq km (2439 sq miles)

Aberdeen1

/ˌæbəˈdiːn/
noun
1.
a city in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: centre for processing North Sea oil and gas; university (1494). Pop: 184 788 (2001)
2.
City of Aberdeen, a council area in NE Scotland, established in 1996. Pop: 206 600 (2003 est). Area: 186 sq km (72 sq miles)

Aberdeen2

/ˌæbəˈdiːn/
noun
1.
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of. 1784–1860, British statesman. He was foreign secretary under Wellington (1828) and Peel (1841–46); became prime minister of a coalition ministry in 1852 but was compelled to resign after mismanagement of the Crimean War (1855)
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Aberdeen [(ab-uhr-deen)]

City in northeastern Scotland, on the North Sea.

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