Columbia

[ kuh-luhm-bee-uh ]
/ kəˈlʌm bi ə /

noun

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Definition for columbia (2 of 2)

South Carolina

noun

a state in the SE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 31,055 sq. mi. (80,430 sq. km). Capital: Columbia. Abbreviation: SC (for use with zip code), S.C.

OTHER WORDS FROM South Carolina

South Carolinian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for columbia (1 of 3)

Columbia1
/ (kəˈlʌmbɪə) /

noun

a river in NW North America, rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing through British Columbia, then west to the Pacific. Length: about 1930 km (1200 miles)
a city in central South Carolina, on the Congaree River: the state capital. Pop: 117 357 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for columbia (2 of 3)

Columbia2
/ (kəˈlʌmbɪə) /

noun

the first test vehicle of the NASA space shuttle fleet to prove the possibility of routine access to space for scientific and commercial ventures

British Dictionary definitions for columbia (3 of 3)

South Carolina

noun

a state of the southeastern US, on the Atlantic: the first state to secede from the Union in 1860; consists largely of low-lying coastal plains, rising in the northwest to the Blue Ridge Mountains; the largest US textile producer. Capital: Columbia. Pop: 4 147 152 (2003 est). Area: 78 282 sq km (30 225 sq miles)Abbreviation and zip code: SC
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Cultural definitions for columbia

South Carolina

State in the southeastern United States, bordered by North Carolina to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, and Georgia to the south and west. Its capital and largest city is Columbia.

notes for South Carolina

One of the thirteen colonies.

notes for South Carolina

One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.
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