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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Ohio south-southeast of Cleveland. Its first rubber factory was established in 1869 by B.F. Goodrich (1841-1888). In the early 20th century Akron was known as "the rubber capital of the world.” Population: 210,000.

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  • proper n. A place name.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in northeastern Ohio; the heart of the United States rubber industry

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἄκρον (akron, "extremity, peak"). (Wiktionary)

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