Washington, D.C.

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EtymologyEdit

Named for George Washington. The name "Washington, D.C." (analogous in form to "Richmond, VA") reflects the fact that at the time of its founding, it was only one of three cities in D.C., alongside Georgetown and Alexandria. (In 1871, Congress repealed the charters of Georgetown and Washington and created a unitary territorial government for the whole District of Columbia.)

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Washington, D.C.

  1. The capital city of the United States, formally known as the District of Columbia. Abbreviated as D.C. or DC.
    • 2015, Paul Beatty, The Sellout, Oneworld Publications (2016), page 4:
      Washington, D.C., with its wide streets, confounding roundabouts, marble statues, Doric columns, and domes, is supposed to feel like ancient Rome (that is, if the streets of ancient Rome were lined with homeless black people, bomb-sniffing dogs, tour buses, and cherry blossoms).

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Washington, D.C. f

  1. Alternative spelling of Washington D.C.

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Washington, D.C. n

  1. Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)

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Washington, D.C.

  1. Alternative spelling of Vaşington, D.C.: Washington, D.C. (the capital city of the United States)