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Ealing (ēˈlĭng), outer borough of Greater London, SE England.At one time, it was highly industrialized: motor vehicles, scientific instruments, glass, plastics, and engineering products were manufactured there, but now it is primarily a residential suburb. It is the home of Ealing Studios, the major center of British film and TV making. Thames Valley Univ. is there, and the largest Sikh temple outside India is located in the Southall district. Cardinal Newman went to school in Ealing, and the former French king Louis Philippe taught in the borough. The biologist Thomas Huxley was born in Ealing.
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a borough of W Greater London, formed in 1965 from Acton, Ealing, and Southall. Pop.: 3 050 000 (2003 est.). Area: 55 sq. km (21 sq. miles)
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