Downtown San Diego, California.
San Diego definition by Webster's New World
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seaport in S Calif.: pop. 1,223,000
Origin: after San Diego (St. Didacus), 15th-c. Spanish friar
San Diego definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A city of southern California on San Diego Bay, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean near the Mexican border. Although explored by the Spanish in 1542, the area's first permanent settlements were not established until the 1700s. A noted zoological park is located in the city, which is a major port of entry and a commercial, industrial, and research center. Population: 1,260,000.