Meaning of Quebec

Que•bec

Pronunciation: (kwi-bek', ki-), [key]
— n.
  1. a province in E Canada. 6,141,491; 594,860 sq. mi. (1,540,685 sq. km).
  2. a seaport in and the capital of this province, on the St. Lawrence: capital of New France from 1663 to 1759, when it was taken by the English; wartime conferences 1943, 1944. 177,082.
  3. a word used in communications to represent the letter Q. French,(for 1, 2).
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