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New Jersey

noun
1.
a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast. 7836 sq. mi. (20,295 sq. km).
Capital: Trenton.
Abbreviation: NJ (for use with zip code), N.J.
Related forms
New Jerseyite
[jur-zee-ahyt] /ˈdʒɜr ziˌaɪt/ (Show IPA),
New Jerseyan, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for New Jersey

New Jersey

noun
1.
a state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic and Delaware Bay: mostly low-lying, with a heavy industrial area in the northeast and many coastal resorts. Capital: Trenton. Pop: 8 638 396 (2003 est). Area: 19 479 sq km (7521 sq miles) Abbreviation N.J., (with zip code) NJ
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Word Origin and History for New Jersey

named 1664 by one of the proprietors, Sir George Carteret, for his home, the Channel island of Jersey. Jersey girl attested from 1770.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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New Jersey in Culture

New Jersey definition


State in the northeastern United States, bordered by New York to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Delaware Bay to the south and west, and Pennsylvania to the west. Its capital is Trenton, and its largest city is Newark.

Note: One of the thirteen colonies.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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New Jersey in Technology


[Primarily Stanford/Silicon Valley] Brain-damaged or of poor design. This refers to the allegedly wretched quality of such software as C, C++ and Unix (which originated at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey). "This compiler bites the bag, but what can you expect from a compiler designed in New Jersey?" Compare Berkeley Quality Software. See also Unix conspiracy.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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