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Geneva

[juh-nee-vuh]
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of the canton of Geneva, in SW Switzerland, on the Lake of Geneva: seat of the League of Nations 1920–46.
2.
a canton in SW Switzerland. 109 sq. mi. (282 sq. km).
3.
Also called Lake Leman. a lake between SW Switzerland and France. 45 miles (72 km) long; 225 sq. mi. (583 sq. km).
4.
a city in central New York.
5.
a female given name.
French Genève (for defs 1–3).
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Geneva (dʒɪˈniːvə)
 
n
1.  a city in SW Switzerland, in the Rhône valley on Lake Geneva: centre of Calvinism; headquarters of the International Red Cross (1864), the International Labour Office (1925), the League of Nations (1929--46), the World Health Organization, and the European office of the United Nations; banking centre. Pop: 177 500 (2002 est)
2.  French name: Genève, German name: Genf a canton in SW Switzerland. Capital: Geneva. Pop: 419 300 (2002 est). Area: 282 sq km (109 sq miles)
3.  Lake Geneva French name: Lac Léman, German name: Genfersee a lake between SW Switzerland and E France: fed and drained by the River Rhône, it is the largest of the Alpine lakes; the surface is subject to considerable changes of level. Area: 580 sq km (224 sq miles)

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Geneva definition


City in southwestern Switzerland, lying on the western end of Lake Geneva, where the Rhone River leaves the lake.

Note: Because of Switzerland's strict neutrality, Geneva provides an impartial meeting ground for representatives of other nations.
Note: The city housed the headquarters of the League of Nations in the Palace of Nations, which is now the European headquarters of the United Nations.
Note: The International Labor Organization, the International Red Cross, and the World Council of Churches are also based in Geneva.
Note: Under the leadership of John Calvin in the sixteenth century, Geneva was the center of Protestantism.
Note: The Geneva Accords were a group of four agreements made in 1954, ending seven and a half years of war in Indochina.
Note: The Geneva Conventions, signed first in 1864 and then in 1906, 1929, 1949, and 1977, provide rules for the humane treatment of prisoners and wounded persons during a war.
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