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cap·i·tol

capitol

 
pronunciation:
kae pih tl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the building in which the lawmakers of a state meet.
 
similar words:
legislature
definition 2: (capitalized) the building in which the U.S. Congress meets.
similar words:
congress, government
capital or capitol?
A capital is a city where the government of a state or country is. The Capitol is the name of the building where the U. S. Congress meets.
Compare:
  • The capital of California is Sacramento.
  • The capital of the United States is Washington, D. C.
  • The Capitol is in Washington, D.C.
Homophone Note
The words capitol and capital sound alike but have different meanings.
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