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Meaning of Putnam

Put•nam

Pronunciation: (put'num), [key]
— n.
  1. 1861–1955, U.S. librarian: headed Library of Congress 1899–1939.
  2. 1718–90, American Revolutionary general.
  3. 1738–1824, American Revolutionary officer: engineer and colonizer in Ohio.
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