Memphis

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geographical name Mem·phis \ˈmem(p)-fəs\

Definition of Memphis

  1. 1 city on the Mississippi River in southwestern Tennessee population 646,889 — see also 1memphian Memphis is the most populous city in Tennessee.

  2. 2 ancient city in northern Egypt on the Nile River south of modern Cairo — see also 1memphite Memphis was once the capital of Egypt.

Memphian

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Memphite

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MEMPHIS Defined for English Language Learners

Memphis

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geographical name Mem·phis \ˈmem(p)-fəs\

Definition of Memphis for English Language Learners

  • : U.S. city, Tennessee

  • : city in ancient Egypt


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