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a city in Cambridgeshire, in E England: famous university founded in 12th century.
a city in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada.
a city in E Ohio.

Related formspre-Cam·bridge, adjective
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noun

a city in E England, administrative centre of Cambridgeshire, on the River Cam: centred around the university, founded in the 12th century: electronics, biotechnology. Pop: 117 717 (2001)Medieval Latin name: Cantabrigia
short for Cambridgeshire
a city in the US, in E Massachusetts: educational centre, with Harvard University (1636) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pop: 101 587 (2003 est)
Related formsRelated adjective: Cantabrigian
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Word Origin and History for cambridge

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Old English Grontabricc (c.745) "Bridge on the River Granta" (a Celtic river name, of obscure origin). The change to Cante- and later Cam- was due to Norman influence. The river name Cam is a back-formation in this case, but Cam also was a legitimate Celtic river name, meaning "crooked."

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cambridge in Culture

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City in Massachusetts, near Boston.

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Location of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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