Definition of Durham from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    Durham

     
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  1. 1(abbreviation Dur) (also County Durham
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    a county in north-east England that used to be a major centre of coal mining, shipbuilding and steel-making.
  2. 2(also Durham City
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    a city in the county of Durham and its administrative centre. It has a castle, now a college of the University of Durham, and a beautiful Norman cathedral, one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral were made a World Heritage Site in 1986.

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