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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Scrantonnoun

    an industrial city of northeastern Pennsylvania


  1. Scranton

    Scranton is a city in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania, United States. It is the county seat of Lackawanna County and the largest principal city in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area. Scranton had a population of 76,089 in 2010, according to the U.S. Census, making it Pennsylvania's sixth-most-populous city after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and Reading. Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley, and the largest of the former anthracite coal mining communities in a contiguous quilt-work that also includes Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Carbondale. Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856, and as a city on April 23, 1866. Scranton became known as the Electric City when electric lights were introduced at Dickson Locomotive Works in 1880. Scranton is also home to a regional branch of Dunder Mifflin, the fictional paper company featured in the television series The Office.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Scranton

    capital of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, on the Lackawanna River, 144 m. NW. of New York; does a large trade in coal, and is the centre of a busy steel, iron, and machinery industry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scranton in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scranton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. John King:

    Where you look at Joe Biden then or look at Joe Biden now -- he's a kid from Scranton, he speaks the language of the bartender or the plumber or the mailman.

  2. Mark Nevins:

    The Trump administration's definition of a 'strong economy' is essentially based on the stock market, the people who benefit from that are more like Donald Trump than a worker from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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