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San Jose

[ san hoh-zey ]
/ ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ /
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noun
a city in W California.
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Other definitions for San Jose (2 of 2)

San José
[ sahn haw-se ]
/ ˌsɑn hɔˈsɛ /

noun
a city in and the capital of Costa Rica, in the central part.
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British Dictionary definitions for San Jose (1 of 2)

San Jose
/ (ˌsæn həʊˈzeɪ) /

noun
a city in W central California: a leading world centre of the fruit drying and canning industry. Pop: 898 349 (2003 est)

British Dictionary definitions for San Jose (2 of 2)

San José
/ (Spanish saŋ xoˈse) /

noun
the capital of Costa Rica, on the central plateau: a major centre of coffee production in the mid-19th century; University of Costa Rica (1843). Pop: 1 145 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for San Jose

San Jose
[ (san hoh-zay, san oh-zay) ]

A city in northern California.

notes for San Jose

Center for the electronics and high-tech (see also high-tech) industries. (See Silicon Valley.)
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