Etymology
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Beijing

Chinese capital, from bei "north" + jing "capital" (as opposed to Nanking, literally "southern capital").

updated on July 19, 2012

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Definitions of Beijing from WordNet

Beijing (n.)
capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city;
Synonyms: Peking / Peiping / capital of Red China
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