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1    a port in S England, in Portsmouth unitary authority, Hampshire, on the English Channel: Britain's chief naval base. Pop.: 174690 (1991),   (Informal name)    Pompey  
2    a unitary authority in S England, in Hampshire. Pop.: 189300 (1994 est.). Area: 37 sq. km (14 sq. miles)  
3    a port in SE Virginia, on the Elizabeth River: naval base; shipyards. Pop.: 101308 (1996 est.)  
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