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Los Alamos

[laws al-uh-mohs, los] /lɔs ˈæl əˌmoʊs, lɒs/
noun
1.
a town in central New Mexico: atomic research center.
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  • When I told her about the plane, she said she was going back to Los Alamos.

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  • It was as if a primitive savage were meeting a group of nuclear physicists at Los Alamos.

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  • A betting pool was also started by scientists at Los Alamos on the possible yield of the Trinity test.

    Trinity [Atomic Test] Site The National Atomic Museum
  • Though they seemed under the impression that we could reverse its course to Los Alamos, not the cracking plant.

    The Night of the Long Knives Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • Los Alamos was established in northern New Mexico to design and build the bomb.

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British Dictionary definitions for Los Alamos

Los Alamos

/lɒs ˈæləmɒs/
noun
1.
a town in the US, in New Mexico: the first atomic bomb was developed here. Pop: 18 343 (2000 est)
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