Jilin definition by Webster's New World
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- province of NE China: 72,201 sq mi (187,000 sq km); pop. 25,150,000; cap. Changchun
- city in this province, on the Songhua River: pop. 1,888,000
Jilin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also Chi·lin or Ki·rin
- A province of northeast China bordering on North Korea. Extensive timberlands have long been important to the province's economy. Changchun is the capital. Population: 26,800,000.
- A city of northeast China east of Changchun. Founded in 1673, it is now a commercial and industrial center. Population: 1,240,000.