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berlin

  

      n  
1    sometimes cap     (Also called)    berlin wool   a fine wool yarn used for tapestry work, etc  
2    a four-wheeled two-seated covered carriage, popular in the 18th century  
3    a limousine with a glass partition between the front and rear seats,   (Also called (for senses 2, 3))    berline  
     (C18: named after Berlin1)  


Berlin   [1]     (German)  
      n   the capital of Germany (1871--1945 and from 1990), formerly divided (1945--90) into the eastern sector, capital of East Germany, and the western sectors, which formed an exclave in East German territory closely affiliated with West Germany: a wall dividing the sectors was built in 1961 by the East German authorities to stop the flow of refugees from east to west; demolition of the wall began in 1989 and the city was formally reunited in 1990: formerly (1618--1871) the capital of Brandenburg and Prussia. Pop.: 3471418 (199 6est.)  
  Berliner      n  
Berlin   [2]  
      n  
1    Irving. original name Israel Baline, 1888--1989, U.S. composer and writer of lyrics, born in Russia. His musical comedies include Annie Get Your Gun (1946); his most popular song is White Christmas  
2    Sir Isaiah. 1909--97, British philosopher, born in Latvia, historian, and diplomat. His books include Historical Inevitability (1954) and The Magus of the North (1993)  
East Berlin  
      n   (formerly) the part of Berlin under East German control  
  East Berliner      n  
West Berlin  
      n   (formerly) the part of Berlin under U.S., British, and French control  
  West Berliner      n, adj  
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n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences

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