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Durham

[ dur-uhm, duhr- ]
/ ˈdɜr əm, ˈdʌr- /
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noun

a county in NE England. 940 sq. mi. (2,435 sq. km).
a city in this county.
a city in N North Carolina.
a town in SE New Hampshire.
Animal Husbandry. Shorthorn.

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Durham
/ (ˈdʌrəm) /

noun

a former administrative county of NE England; became a unitary authority in 2009; on the North Sea: rises to the N Pennines in the west: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authorities of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees (both part of Cleveland until 1996) and Darlington (created in 1997). Administrative centre: Durham. Pop (of Durham unitary authority): 494 200 (2003 est). Area (of Durham unitary authoritiy): 2434 sq km (940 sq miles)Abbreviation: Dur.
a city in NE England, administrative centre of Co Durham, on the River Wear: Norman cathedral; 11th-century castle (founded by William the Conqueror), now occupied by the University of Durham (1832). Pop: 42 939 (2001)
a rare variety of shorthorn cattleSee shorthorn
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