Lima

1
[ lee-muh ]
/ ˈli mə /

noun

a word used in communications to represent the letter L.

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Origin of Lima

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First recorded in 1950–55

Definition for Lima (2 of 2)

Lima2
[ lee-muh or, Spanish, lee-mah for 1; lahy-muh for 2 ]
/ ˈli mə or, Spanish, ˈli mɑ for 1; ˈlaɪ mə for 2 /

noun

a city in and the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast.
a city in NW Ohio.
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British Dictionary definitions for Lima

Lima
/ (ˈliːmə) /

noun

the capital of Peru, near the Pacific coast on the Rímac River: the centre of Spanish colonization in South America; university founded in 1551 (the oldest in South America); an industrial centre with a port at nearby Callao. Pop: 8 180 000 (2005 est)
communications a code word for the letter L
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Cultural definitions for Lima

Lima
[ (lee-muh) ]

Capital of Peru and largest city in the country, located in western Peru; the country's economic center.

notes for Lima

Lima was the capital of the empire of Spain in the New World until the nineteenth century.
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