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Cortland (kôrtˈlənd) [key], city (1990 pop. 19,801), seat of Cortland co., central N.Y.; settled 1791, inc. as a city 1900. Light industries supplement the area's agricultural production; Cortland was long noted as the producer of Smith Corona typewriters, but the company now makes telecommunications products. The State Univ. College at Cortland is a major employer, and there are several ski resorts nearby.

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