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San Francisco

[san fruh n-sis-koh, fran-] /ˌsæn frənˈsɪs koʊ, fræn-/
a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay: earthquake and fire 1906; United Nations Conference 1945.
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San Franciscan, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for San Francisco
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  • "Doane gone to San Francisco on business of the firm," it said.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • By-and-bye, in due course, we were approaching San Francisco.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • That was a small miracle -- there are hardly any cabs when you need them in San Francisco.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • A political capital was made out of the situation in San Francisco.

    The Story of the Outlaw Emerson Hough
  • Anybody who has lived in San Francisco has heard them by scores.

    The Native Son Inez Haynes Irwin
British Dictionary definitions for San Francisco

San Francisco

/ˌsæn frænˈsɪskəʊ/
a port in W California, situated around the Golden Gate: developed rapidly during the California gold rush; a major commercial centre and one of the world's finest harbours. Pop: 751 682 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for San Francisco

city in California, U.S., named in Spanish for St. Francis of Assisi; the name first recorded in reference to this region 1590s, reinforced by long association of the area with the Franciscan order.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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San Francisco in Culture

San Francisco definition

A city in northern California.

Note: Site of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Note: A major West Coast intellectual center.
Note: Also, a center of gay culture.
Note: Known for its history of major earthquakes.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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San Francisco in Technology
project, library
IBM's Java component framework application template.
The San Francisco Project, started in 1998(?), aims to create a generic set of java building blocks to provide the core functions of general business processes such as sales order processing, general ledger, inventory management and product distribution.
The project aims to use component based design allowing easy vendor customisation and Java code generation allowing applications to be built and run across multiple platforms. It also aims to be compatible with third party development tools.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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