San Jose

geographical name (1)
San Jo·​se | \ ˌsan-(h)ō-ˈzā How to pronounce San Jose (audio) \

Definition of San Jose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

city in western California south-southeast of San Francisco population 945,942

San José

geographical name (2)
San Jo·​sé | \ ˌsäŋ-hō-ˈsā How to pronounce San José (audio) , ˌsan-(h)ō-ˈzā How to pronounce San José (audio) \

Definition of San José (Entry 2 of 2)

city and capital of Costa Rica, located in the central part of the country population 288,000

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