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Definitions for Sofia
ˈsoʊ fi ə, soʊˈfi əsofi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sofia, Serdica, Bulgarian capitalnoun

    capital and largest city of Bulgaria located in western Bulgaria


  1. Sofia

    The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) was an 80/20 joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to construct and maintain an airborne observatory. NASA awarded the contract for the development of the aircraft, operation of the observatory and management of the American part of the project to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in 1996. The DSI (Deutsches SOFIA Institut) managed the German parts of the project which were primarily science- and telescope-related. SOFIA's telescope saw first light on May 26, 2010. SOFIA was the successor to the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. During 10-hour, overnight flights, it observed celestial magnetic fields, star-forming regions, comets, nebulae, and the Galactic Center. Science flights have now concluded, after the landing of the 921st and last flight in the early morning of September 29, 2022. The project will continue to work with legacy data for a few years. On December 8, 2022, NASA announced that both SOFIA and the Boeing 747SP used to carry the telescope will be preserved and put on display at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona.


  1. Sofia

    Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. Sofia is located at the foot of Mount Vitosha in the western part of the country. It occupies a strategic position at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula. Sofia's history spans 2,400 years. Its ancient name Serdica derives from the local Celtic tribe of the serdi who established the town in the 5th century BC. It remained a relatively small settlement until 1879, when it was declared the capital of Bulgaria. Sofia is the 15th largest city in the European Union with a population of around 1.3 million people, or 1,241,396 in the city proper. Sofia has been ranked by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a beta city. Many of the major universities, cultural institutions, and businesses of Bulgaria are concentrated in Sofia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sofia

    capital since 1878 of Bulgaria; is a fortified town, situated in the broad valley of the Isker, a tributary of the Danube, 75 m. NW. of Philippopolis; has recently largely undergone reconstruction, and with hotels, banks, a government palace, &c., presents a fine modern appearance; has a national university; is an important trade emporium, and is on the Constantinople and Belgrade railway; manufactures cloth, silks, leather, &c., and has long been famed for its hot mineral springs.

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  1. SOFIA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sofia is ranked #25255 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sofia surname appeared 981 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sofia.

    84.6% or 830 total occurrences were White.
    11.4% or 112 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 15 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 11 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sofia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sofia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Sofia in a Sentence

  1. Rumen Draganov:

    It's a shame that Bulgarian railways are in such a poor condition, you need more than eight hours to reach the Black Sea from Sofia, it's just ridiculous.

  2. Marlo Thomas:

    Jennifer Aniston has been with us since the beginning, Michael Strahan and Sofia Vergara … we had Robin Williams -- God bless him -- for every year since we’ve been doing this for 11 years, but he’s no longer with us, and John Hamm is helping us out this year, everybody wants to be a part of the St. Jude story because …there’s no place like [it]. We have both a research center and a treatment center under one roof – that means that every child gets a scientist and a doctor working on their case.

  3. Eric Stonestreet:

    It’s the girls, Ariel, on our show, and Sarah and Sofia, he told FOX411. It’s rough, and people are really super mean, and they’re cowards on social media.

  4. Erin Rogers:

    Lauryn starts writing the books and then High School students start making the drawings, which is where Sofia Migliazza and Ella Matlock come in. So, they make the drawings and activities for the coloring books and then after they're all finished with those, I import the photos into Photoshop to combine the words and photos to make the pages.

  5. French Open:

    I have no idea how I was able to get out of that first set and probably should have been bageled in the second and done pretty quickly in the third, as well, so I think, all in all, I was able to find a way to hang in there and make it tricky, but the polish wasn't there and Sofia was the better player in big moments today.

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