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Greenwich

[ grin-ij, -ich, gren- for 1, 3; gren-ich, grin-, green-wich for 2 ]
/ ˈgrɪn ɪdʒ, -ɪtʃ, ˈgrɛn- for 1, 3; ˈgrɛn ɪtʃ, ˈgrɪn-, ˈgrin wɪtʃ for 2 /
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noun

a borough in SE London, England: located on the prime meridian from which geographic longitude is measured; formerly the site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
a town in SW Connecticut.
Informal. Greenwich Time.

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British Dictionary definitions for Greenwich

Greenwich
/ (ˈɡrɪnɪdʒ, -ɪtʃ, ˈɡrɛn-) /

noun

a Greater London borough on the Thames: site of a Royal Naval College (now used as the National Maritime Museum), including Inigo Jones’ Queen’s House (1617), and of the original Royal Observatory designed by Christopher Wren (1675), accepted internationally as the prime meridian of longitude since 1884, and the basis of Greenwich Mean Time; also site of the Millennium Dome. Pop: 223 700 (2003 est). Area: 46 sq km (18 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Greenwich

Greenwich
[ (gren-ich, grin-ij) ]

Part of metropolitan London, in southeastern England.

notes for Greenwich

The prime meridian, which is the meridian designated zero degrees longitude, runs through Greenwich; Greenwich Mean Time is the mean (usual) time in Greenwich. All other time is measured in relation to it.
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