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Lon·​don | \ ˈlən-dən How to pronounce London (audio) \

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John Griffith 1876–1916 Jack London American writer


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Lon·​don | \ ˈlən-dən How to pronounce London (audio) \

Definition of London (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city and port on both sides of the Thames River in southeastern England; capital of the United Kingdom formerly constituting an administrative county; comprises the City of London (approximately coextensive with ancient Lon*din*i*um \ län-​ˈdi-​nē-​əm How to pronounce London (audio) , lən-​ \ ; population 7400) and 32 other boroughs, which together are referred to as the metropolitan county of Greater London (area 632 square miles, or 1637 square kilometers, population 8,174,000)
2 city on the Thames River in southeastern Ontario, Canada population 366,151

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Londoner \ ˈlən-​də-​nər How to pronounce Londoner (audio) \ noun

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“London.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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