- a state in the SW United States. 121,666 sq. mi. (315,115 sq. km). Capital: Santa Fe. Abbreviation: NM (for use with zip code), N. Mex., N.M.
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- of or relating to New Mexico or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of New Mexico
- a state of the southwestern US: high semiarid plateaus and mountains, crossed by the Rio Grande and the Pecos River; large Spanish-American and Indian populations; contains over two-thirds of US uranium reserves. Capital: Santa Fé. Pop: 1 874 614 (2003 est). Area: 314 451 sq km (121 412 sq miles)Abbreviation: N. Mex., (with zip code) NM
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