Definition of Melbourne from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmelbən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmelbərn//
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the capital of the state of Victoria, in south-eastern Australia, on the Bass Strait opposite Tamania. It became state capital in 1851 and was capital of Australia from 1901 until 1927. It is a major port and the second-largest city in Australia.

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