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Washington, D.C.

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishWashington, D.C.D.C. WashingtonWashington, D.C. /ˌwɒʃɪŋtən diː ˈsiː $ ˌwɔː-, ˌwɑː-/ (also Washington, the District of Columbia, the District, DC)  1 the capital city of the US, on the Potomac River close to the country’s east coast. Washington’s many government buildings include the White House, and the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. It has no industry. D.C. stands for District of Columbia, meaning that Washington is a special area that governs itself and is not contained in any of the 50 states.2 the US president and his advisers in the White House who advise him Washington is expected to resist pressure to lift trade sanctions on Myanmar. see also Washington State
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