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Indianapolis

[in-dee-uh-nap-uh-lis]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Indiana, in the central part.
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Indiana

[in-dee-an-uh]
noun
  1. RobertRobert Clarke, born 1928, U.S. painter of pop art.
  2. a state in the central United States: a part of the Midwest. 36,291 sq. mi. (93,995 sq. km). Capital: Indianapolis. Abbreviation: IN (for use with zip code), Ind.
  3. a city in W central Pennsylvania.
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Related formsIn·di·an·an, In·di·an·i·an [in-dee-an-ee-uh n] /ˌɪn diˈæn i ən/, adjective, noun
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Indianapolis

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

noun
  1. a state of the N central US, in the Midwest: consists of an undulating plain, with sand dunes and lakes in the north and limestone caves in the south. Capital: Indianapolis. Pop: 6 195 643 (2003 est). Area: 93 491 sq km (36 097 sq miles)Abbreviation: Ind, (with zip code) IN
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Indianapolis

city in Indiana, U.S., founded 1821, from Indiana + -polis.

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Indiana

named mid-18c. by French explorers or settlers; see Indian + Latin-derived place-name suffix -ana. Organized as a U.S. territory 1800, admitted as a state 1816.

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indianapolis in Culture

Indianapolis

Capital of Indiana and largest city in the state.

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

Indiana

State in the midwestern United States bordered by Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south, and Illinois to the west. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis.

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