Definition of twin city in English:

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twin city


1Either of two neighbouring cities lying close together.
Example sentences
  • Chicken shop owners of the twin cities and neighbouring districts dote on this commercial artiste.
  • Highway 20 lingers for about 75 miles in the Sacramento Valley, passing the twin cities of Marysville and Yuba City.
  • No two cities are alike. Even twin cities differ in the essential ‘genetic code’ if I may call it that.
1.1 (the Twin Cities) North American Minneapolis and St Paul in Minnesota.
Example sentences
  • In July 2002 the Design Institute of the University of Minnesota asked six design teams to make a proposal for a typeface for the Twin Cities.
  • If you're looking for an authentic Twin City experience, here are 20 things to see and do that you shouldn't miss!
1.2A city which has been twinned with another.
Example sentences
  • The executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Amos Masondo, on Thursday signed a twin city agreement with his New York City counterpart Michael Bloomberg.
  • Executive Mayor Councillor Amos Masondo has signed a twin city agreement with his New York City counterpart, Michael Bloomberg.
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