Pronunciation: (sī-bēr'ē-u), [key]
1. Russian, Sibirء. an extensive region in the Russian Federation in N Asia, extending from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific.
2. any undesirable or isolated locale, job, etc., to which one is assigned as punishment, a mark of disfavor, or the like.
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