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[rot-er-dam; for 1 also Dutch rawt-uh r-dahm] /ˈrɒt ərˌdæm; for 1 also Dutch ˌrɔt ərˈdɑm/
a seaport in SW Netherlands.
a town in E New York, on the Mohawk River. Unabridged
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a port in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province: the second largest city of the Netherlands and one of the world's largest ports; oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 600 000 (2003 est)
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City in the western Netherlands, near the North Sea. Second-largest city in The Netherlands, after Amsterdam, and its major foreign-trade center.

Note: The center of the city was destroyed during World War II by German bombs.
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