Panama: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pan'u-mä", -mô"), [key]
— n.
  1. a republic in S Central America. 1,900,000; 28,575 sq. mi. (74,010 sq. km).
  2. Also calleda city in and the capital of Panama, at the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. 438,000.
  3. Formerly,an isthmus between North and South America.
  4. the portion of the Pacific in the bend of the Isthmus of Panama.
  5. (sometimes l.c.) See
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