Pronunciation: (sing'gu-pôr", -pōr", sing'u-), [key]
1. an island on the Strait of Singapore, off the S tip of the Malay Peninsula.
2. an independent republic comprising this island and a few adjacent islets: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British crown colony (1946–59) and member of the federation of Malaysia (1963–65). 2,300,000; 220 sq. mi. (570 sq. km). Cap.: Singapore.
3. a seaport in and the capital of this republic. 1,400,000.
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