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Arlington,

county (1990 pop. 170,936), N Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Arlington is a residential and commercial suburb of Washington. Within its boundaries are Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery,
420 acres (170 hectares), N Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.; est. 1864. More than 60,000 American war dead, as well as notables including Presidents William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, Gen. John J.
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; Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee MemorialArlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial,
28 acres (11 hectares), NE Va., in Arlington National Cemetery; est. 1955. Formerly called the Custis-Lee Mansion, it is a memorial to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
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; the PentagonPentagon, the,
building accommodating the U.S. Dept. of Defense. Located in Arlington, Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Pentagon is a vast five-sided building designed by Los Angeles architect G. Edwin Bergstrom.
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; the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force memorials; Marymount Univ.; a campus of George Mason Univ.; Ronald Reagan National Airport; and Crystal City and Pentagon City, large multiuse developments near the Potamac. Arlington has federal facilities and major office developments as well as some industry, including printing and publishing, shipbuilding, and light manufacturing; defense contractors, information technology firms, and government research offices are clustered there. Originally Alexandria Co., Arlington was ceded to the federal government by Virginia in 1789 and was part of the District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia,
federal district (2010 pop. 601,723, a 5.2% increase in population since the 2000 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States).
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 until 1846, when it was returned to Virginia. In 1920 its name was changed to Arlington, after Arlington House, Robert E. Lee's home.

Arlington.

1 Town (1990 pop. 44,630), Middlesex co., E Mass., a residential suburb of Boston; settled c.1630 as Menotomy, inc. as West Cambridge 1807, renamed Arlington 1867. The area was the scene of fierce fighting after the battles of Lexington and ConcordLexington and Concord, battles of,
opening engagements of the American Revolution, Apr. 19, 1775. After the passage (1774) of the Intolerable Acts by the British Parliament, unrest in the colonies increased. The British commander at Boston, Gen.
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 in 1775. Some 17th-century buildings remain.

2 Industrial city (1990 pop. 261,721), Tarrant co., N Tex., largest of the "Mid-Cities" between Dallas and Fort Worth; inc. 1896. Arlington had a population increase of over 64% between 1980 and 1990 and remains a fast growing city. It produces motor vehicles and parts; transportation, medical, electronic, and oil-field equipment; and rubber and plastic products. Six Flags over Texas, a huge theme park, is there, and the city is home to the Texas Rangers baseball team and Dallas Cowboys football team. It is also the seat of the Univ. of Texas at Arlington.

3 City, N Va., coextensive with ArlingtonArlington,
county (1990 pop. 170,936), N Va., across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Arlington is a residential and commercial suburb of Washington. Within its boundaries are Arlington National Cemetery; Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial; the Pentagon; the U.S.
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 co.

Arlington

a county of N Virginia: site of Arlington National Cemetery