Formerly British Honduras. a parliamentary democracy in N Central America: a former British crown colony; gained independence 1981. 8867 sq. mi. (22,966 sq. km).
Also called Belize City. a seaport in and the main city of Belize.
a river flowing NE through Belize to the Gulf of Honduras. 180 miles (290 km) long.
a port and the largest city in Belize, on the Caribbean coast: capital until 1973, when that function was transferred inland to Belmopan owing to hurricane risk. Pop: 53 000 (2005 est)
a state in Central America, on the Caribbean Sea: site of a Mayan civilization until the 9th century ad; colonized by the British from 1638; granted internal self-government in 1964; became an independent state within the Commonwealth in 1981. Official language: English; Carib and Spanish are also spoken. Currency: Belize dollar. Capital: Belmopan. Pop: 334 297 (2013 est). Area: 22 965 sq km (8867 sq miles) Former name (until 1973) British Honduras
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noun an alloy of copper and tin that contains a high proportion (at least 20 per cent) of tin: used for bell founding
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bell burnell Bell Burnell (běl’ bûr’něl’) British astronomer. In 1967, working with astronomer Antony Hewish, she discovered the first pulsar.
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bell communications research, inc (Bellcore) The research laboratory for the seven regional Bell Telephone companies in the USA that were created by the divestiture of AT&T in 1984. It can be compared to Bell Laboratories, for which many Bellcore employees used to work. Currently jointly owned by the seven baby bells (as they are called), […]