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Monte Carlo (môNtā´ kärlō´), town (1982 pop. 13,150), principality of Monaco, on the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera. It is a tourist center noted for its world-famous gambling casino (built 1858) and for its scenery, fine villas, and luxurious hotels. In 1954 the concession came under the control of the Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis but has since been returned to the Monaco government. Among the sporting events of the town are the famous Monte Carlo car rally, the Monaco Grand Prix, and the Monte Carlo Open tennis tournament.

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Monte Carlo a resort in Monaco, forming one of the four communes of the principality; it is famous as a gambling resort and as the terminus of the annual Monte Carlo rally.
Monte Carlo method a technique in which a large quantity of randomly generated numbers are studied using a probabilistic model to find an approximate solution to a numerical problem that would be difficult to solve by other methods. It is named after Monte Carlo with reference to its gambling casino.

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Monte Carlo Town on the Mediterranean coast. n Monaco. It was founded (1858) by Prince Charles III of Monaco. Today, it is a popular resort noted for its scenery and mild climate. The Casino is a great tourist attraction. Pop. (2002) 15,300.