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Canton (cities, United States)

Canton:1 City (1990 pop. 13,922), Fulton co., W central Ill., in the corn belt; inc. 1849. It is a trade and industrial center for a coal and farm area. 2 Town (1990 pop. 18,530), Norfolk co., E Mass., a suburb of Boston; settled 1630, inc. 1797. Rubber goods, textiles, plastics, and paper and electronics products are manufactured, and there is a state hospital for the handicapped. Paul Revere operated a copper-rolling mill here. 3 City (1990 pop. 84,161), seat of Stark co., NE Ohio, on Nimishillen Creek; inc. 1822. In an iron- and steel-producing area, it makes roller bearings, automated teller machines, office equipment, water softeners, and vaults. In the city are Malone Univ. and the Professional Football Hall of Fame. Walsh Univ. is in suburban North Canton, which manufactures vacuum cleaners. The McKinley State Memorial contains the grave of William McKinley.

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canton. Pier or other projection at an angle of a building, such as antae, columns, pilasters, or rusticated quoins. Any work of architecture with this condition is said to be cantoned, from the French cantonné. A cantoned pier (pilier cantonné) is found in Gothic architecture, otherwise a compound pier with a massive core and four projecting piers or shafts connecting to the transverse vaults over nave and aisle and the nave-arcade.

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can·ton / ˈkantn; ˈkanˌtän/ • n. 1. a subdivision of a country established for political or administrative purposes. ∎  a state of the Swiss Confederation. 2. Heraldry a square charge smaller than a quarter and positioned in the upper (usually dexter) corner of a shield. DERIVATIVES: can·ton·al / kanˈtänl; ˈkantnl/ adj.

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canton †corner; (her.) ordinary of a shield XVI; subdivision of a country XVII. — (O)F. — Pr. :- Rom. *canto, -ōn-, f. L. cantus CANT 1.
So canton vb. quarter (in various senses). XVI. cantonment quarters. XVIII.

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Canton (river, China)

Canton, river, China: see Pearl.

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Canton (city, China)

Canton: see Guangzhou, China.

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canton Unit of government and administration that make up the Swiss Confederation (Switzerland). Each canton sends two members to the Council of State, which (with the National Council) forms the country's federal parliament.

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Canton See Guangzhou

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