[ minsk; Russian myeensk ]
/ mɪnsk; Russian myinsk /


a city in and the capital of Byelorussia (Belarus), in the central part, on a tributary of the Berezina.


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Definition for minsk (2 of 2)


or Be·lo·rus·sia

[ byel-oh-ruhsh-uh, bel-oh- ]
/ ˌbyɛl oʊˈrʌʃ ə, ˌbɛl oʊ- /


Official name Belarus. Formerly White Russian Soviet Socialist Republic, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in E Europe, N of Ukraine: formerly a part of the Soviet Union. 80,154 sq. mi. (207,600 sq. km). Capital: Minsk.
a region in the W part of former czarist Russia.
Also called White Russia.
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British Dictionary definitions for minsk (1 of 2)

/ (mɪnsk) /


the capital of Belarus: an industrial city and educational and cultural centre, with a university (1921). Pop: 1 709 000 (2005 est)

British Dictionary definitions for minsk (2 of 2)



a variant spelling of Belarus
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