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gazetteer Line breaks: gaz¦et|teer
Pronunciation: /ˌɡazəˈtɪə/

Definition of gazetteer in English:


A geographical index or dictionary: a gazetteer of place names of the Aegean
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Early 17th century (in the sense 'journalist'): via French from Italian gazzettiere, from gazzetta (see gazette). The current sense comes from a late 17th-century gazetteer called The Gazetteer's: or, Newsman's Interpreter: Being a Geographical Index.

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