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[nuh-vad-uh, -vah-duh] /nəˈvæd ə, -ˈvɑ də/

a state in the W United States. 110,540 sq. mi. (286,300 sq. km).
Capital: Carson City.
Abbreviation: NV (for use with zip code), Nev.
a native or inhabitant of Nevada
a state of the western US: lies almost wholly within the Great Basin, a vast desert plateau; noted for production of gold and copper. Capital: Carson City. Pop: 2 241 154 (2003 est). Area: 284 612 sq km (109 889 sq miles) Abbreviation Nev., (with zip code) NV

U.S. state (organized as a territory 1861, admitted 1864), named for Sierra Nevada mountain range on its western boundary, literally “snowy mountains,” from fem. of Spanish nevado “snowy” (see neve).

State in the western United States bordered by Oregon and Idaho to the north, Utah and Arizona to the east, and California to the south and west. Its capital is Carson City, and its largest city is Las Vegas.

Note: Long known as a center of gambling.


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