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Bellevue(bĕl`vyo͞o). 1 City (1990 pop. 30,982), Sarpy co., E Nebr., a suburb of Omaha, on the Missouri River; inc. 1855. A railroad junction, it has manufacturing (fertilizers, computer and communication equipment, food, apparel, concrete products, whirlpool baths, feed) and telecommunications services. The oldest city in the state, Bellevue was a trading post in the early 1800s and the site of a Presbyterian Native American mission in the 1840s and 50s. The Strategic Air and Space Museum is there. 2 City (1990 pop. 86,874), King co., W Wash., on Lake Washington opposite Seattle and connected to it by two floating bridges; inc. 1953. Manufactures include computers, machinery, electrical equipment, aircraft parts, food, building materials, medical equipment, chemicals, fertilizers, and paper products; there is printing and publishing. It has one of the most extensive networks of office complexes in the Pacific Northwest and the state's largest shopping center.
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