Definition of Oxford from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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a city in southern England, west of London, and the administrative centre of Oxfordshire. Oxford is famous for its university, the oldest in Britain, established in the mid 12th century. The buildings of its many colleges are a major feature of the city, which is a tourist centre as well as an important centre of academic research. It is also an industrial city, and was the home for the Morris car factory. note at Oxbridge