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Singapore

[ sing-guh-pawr, -pohr, sing-uh- ]

noun

  1. an island on the Strait of Singapore, off the S tip of the Malay Peninsula.
  2. an independent republic comprising this island and a few adjacent islets: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British crown colony (1946–59) and member of the federation of Malaysia (1963–65). 220 sq. mi. (570 sq. km). : Singapore.
  3. a seaport in and the capital of this republic.


Singapore

/ ˌsɪŋɡə-; ˌsɪŋəˈpɔː /

noun

  1. a republic in SE Asia, occupying one main island and over 50 small islands at the S end of the Malay Peninsula: established as a British trading post in 1819 and became part of the Straits Settlements in 1826; occupied by the Japanese (1942–45); a British colony from 1946, becoming self-governing in 1959; part of the Federation of Malaysia from 1963 to 1965, when it became an independent republic (within the Commonwealth). Official languages: Chinese, Malay, English, and Tamil. Religion: Buddhist, Taoist, traditional beliefs, and Muslim. Currency: Singapore dollar. Capital: Singapore. Pop: 5 460 302 (2013 est). Area: now over 700 sq km (270 sq miles), increased in recent years as a result of land reclamation schemes
  2. the capital of the republic of Singapore: a major international port; administratively not treated as a city


Singapore

  1. An island republic in Southeast Asia at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula .


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Notes

It is one of the world's biggest and busiest ports.
Though only 225 square miles in size, it is a major economic power in Asia .
A British colony from 1946 to 1959, Singapore then became independent.

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Other Words From

  • Singa·pore·an noun adjective

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Example Sentences

John Baez is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Riverside and a visiting researcher at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore.

About 25% of the total job postings by Bytedance since August 2020 are in Singapore, as per GlobalData’s analysis.

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His father was a statistics professor, and his mother had taught math in Singapore.

Materials scientist Wenlong Li and colleagues work at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Singapore Airlines is using a QR code-based credential called AOK Pass in routes between Singapore and Japan.

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Did the airline file a flight plan that took account of the weather en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore?

Dozens of tearful family members huddled at the Surabaya and Singapore airports, anxiously awaiting news of loved ones.

It was supposed to land in Singapore at 8:57 a.m. local time.

Just to make sure the President of Singapore had a good story to go home with.

Users include the Singapore navy: What small-warship commander would turn down a 1,000-foot mast?

The rebel general opportunely arrived in Singapore at or about the time of the outbreak of American-Spanish hostilities.

The Insurgent Navy, consisting of four small steamers purchased in Singapore and a few steam-launches, dwindled away to nothing.

On the 3rd of September we ran into the port of Singapore; but it was so late in the evening, that we could not disembark.

In conclusion, I must remark that Singapore will shortly become the central point of all the Indian steamers.

Government gives a premium of a hundred dollars, and the Society of Singapore Merchants a similar sum for every tiger killed.

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