San Jose

geographical name San Jo·se \ ˌsan-(h)ō-ˈzā \

Definition of San Jose

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

San José

geographical name San Jo·sé \ ˌsäŋ-hō-ˈsā , ˌsan-(h)ō-ˈzā \

Definition of San José

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

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