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re·pub·li·can / riˈpəblikən/ • adj. (of a form of government, constitution, etc.) belonging to, or characteristic of a republic. ∎  advocating or supporting republican government: the republican movement. • n. 1. a person advocating or supporting republican government. 2. (Republican) a member or supporter of the Republican Party. DERIVATIVES: re·pub·li·can·ism / -ˌnizəm/ n.

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Republican

Republican, river, c.420 mi (680 km) long, formed in S Nebr. by the junction of the North Fork and Arikaree rivers. It is joined by the South Fork at Benkelman and flows E across the rolling grasslands of Nebraska and SE across Kansas to join the Smoky Hill and form the Kansas River at Junction City. Its broad channel traverses a rich agricultural region. The river is included in the Missouri River basin project. Many dams and reservoirs have been built for flood control, irrigation, and power.

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