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  1. an island in SE New York: the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens of New York City are located at its W end. 118 miles (190 km) long; 12–20 miles (19–32 km) wide; 1682 sq. mi. (4356 sq. km).
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Long Island

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  1. an island in SE New York State, separated from the S shore of Connecticut by Long Island Sound (an arm of the Atlantic): contains the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in the west, many resorts (notably Coney Island), and two large airports (La Guardia and John F. Kennedy). Area: 4462 sq km (1723 sq miles)
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Long Island

Island in New York state. Its western end is taken up by Brooklyn and Queens, two of the five boroughs that make up New York City.

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