Schenectady

Schenectady

[skuh-nek-tuh-dee]
noun
a city in E New York, on the Mohawk River.
Schenectady, synecdoche.
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schenectady

county, east-central New York state, U.S., comprising a hilly region bordered to the southeast by the Mohawk River (which also bisects the county) and to the west by Schoharie Creek. The Mohawk incorporates the New York State Canal System (completed 1918) and its constituent the Erie Canal (1825). Forests contain a mix of northern hardwoods.

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