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Abington, township (1990 pop. 59,084), Montgomery co., SE Pa., a residential suburb of Philadelphia; settled 1696, inc. 1906. The site of combat during the Revolutionary War, Abington has abrasives and other light manufacturing industries. A campus of Pennsylvania State Univ. is there.

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