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Framingham (frāˈmĭnghămˌ) [key], town (1990 pop. 64,994), Middlesex co., E Mass., on the Sudbury River between Worcester and Boston; settled 1650, inc. 1700. Framingham's diverse industries have included textiles, carpets, and automobiles, but the city is now a high-technology and biotechnology center whose products include sound systems, computer components and software, labratory equipment, processed foods, and asphalt. Framingham State College, an art museum, and the Garden in the Woods are in the town, which is also a residential and commercial suburb.

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