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[mag-duh-burg; German mahg-duh-boork]
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  1. the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, in central Germany.


  1. a state in central Germany. 9515 sq. mi. (24,644 sq. km). Capital: Magdeburg.
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Historical Examples

  • This experiment was first tried by a man living in Magdeburg, Germany.

    Common Science

    Carleton W. Washburne

  • A most bloody tragedy was transacted at Magdeburg, in the year 1631.

  • She came with a single idea—to make the cause of Magdeburg her own.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • The father of the Landgrave died; and Magdeburg now lost its governor.

  • The Margrave had bestowed favours on me, during my imprisonment at Magdeburg.

British Dictionary definitions for magdeburg


  1. an industrial city and port in central Germany, on the River Elbe, capital of Saxony-Anhalt: a leading member of the Hanseatic League, whose local laws, the Magdeburg Laws were adopted by many European cities. Pop: 227 535 (2003 est)


  1. a state of E Germany: created in 1947 from the state of Anhalt and those parts of Prussia formerly ruled by the duchy of Saxony: part of East Germany until 1990. Pop: 2 523 000 (2003 est)
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