[ in-dee-uh-nap-uh-lis ]

  1. a city in and the capital of Indiana, in the central part.

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British Dictionary definitions for Indianapolis


/ (ˌɪndɪəˈnæpəlɪs) /

  1. a city in central Indiana: the state capital. Pop: 783 438 (2003 est)

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Cultural definitions for Indianapolis


Capital of Indiana and largest city in the state.

Notes for Indianapolis

Known for a five-hundred-mile automobile race (the Indianapolis [Indy] 500) held each year in late May.

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