The city of Detroit.
Detroit definition by Webster's New World
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- city in SE Mich., on the Detroit River: pop. 951,000
- river flowing south from Lake St. Clair into Lake Erie: c. 31 mi (50 km)
Origin: ; from French détroit, strait: first applied to the river
Detroit definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A city of southeast Michigan opposite Windsor, Ontario, on the Detroit River. Founded by French settlers in 1701, Detroit became known as “the automobile capital of the world” in the early 20th century. Population: 871,000.
Detroit - Cultural Definition
Largest city in Michigan.
- As the center of automobile production, it is often referred to as the “Motor City” or “Motown.”