city in W Germany, on the Rhine: capital of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate: pop. 185,000
See Mainz in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of west-central Germany at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers west-southwest of Frankfurt. Built on the site of a Roman camp founded in the 1st century B.C., it is an important industrial and commercial city. Johann Gutenberg established a printing industry here in the 15th century. Population: 196,000.