Definition of Greenwich from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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a district of south-east London, on the south bank of the Thames, with many attractive old buildings and parks. The original Royal Observatory was built there in the 17th century. Its buildings now form part of the National Maritime Museum. The Millennium Dome was built in Greenwich as the main centre for Britain's celebrations for the year 2000. Maritime Greenwich was made a World Heritage Site in 1997.