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canton

noun can·ton \ ˈkan-tᵊn , -ˌtän \

Definition of canton

: a small territorial division of a country: such as
a : one of the states of the Swiss confederation
b : a division of a French arrondissement

cantonal

play \ˈkan-tə-nəl, kan-ˈtä-nᵊl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of canton

Medieval French, from Italian cantone, from canto corner, from Latin canthus iron tire — more at cant


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canton

noun

Definition of canton

1 obsolete : division, section
2 : the top inner quarter of a flag
3 : the dexter chief region of a heraldic field

Origin and Etymology of canton

Medieval French, from Old Occitan, from cant edge, corner, from Latin canthus


Canton

geographical name Can·ton \ ˈkan-tᵊn \

Definition of Canton

1 city in northeastern Ohio south-southeast of Akron population 73,007
2 — see guangzhou

CANTON Defined for Kids

canton

noun can·ton \ ˈkan-tᵊn , ˈkan-ˌtän \

Definition of canton for Students

: a division of a country (as Switzerland)


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