- a seaport in SW California: naval and marine base.
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- a port in S California, on the Pacific: naval base; two universities. Pop: 1 266 753 (2003 est)
San Diego is a cultural, educational, and medical and scientific research center; a major port and naval base; and home of the San Diego Zoo.
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