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Definitions for macau
məˈkaʊmacau

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Macao, Macaunoun

    a former Portuguese province on the south coast of China and two islands in the South China Sea; reverted to China in 1999

GCIDE

  1. Macaunoun

    Same as Macao, the territory.

Wiktionary

  1. Macaunoun

    A city just west of Hong Kong, a highly autonomous special region of China, previously under Portuguese control.

Freebase

  1. Macau

    Macau, also spelled Macao, is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. Macau lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, bordered by Guangdong province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south. The territory's economy is heavily dependent on gambling and tourism, but also includes manufacturing. A former Portuguese colony, Macau was administered by Portugal from the mid-16th century until 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 1550s. In 1557, Macau was rented to Portugal by the Chinese empire as a trading port. The Portuguese administered the city under Chinese authority and sovereignty until 1887, when Macau became a colony of the Portuguese empire. Sovereignty over Macau was transferred back to China on 20 December 1999. The Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration and the Basic Law of Macau stipulate that Macau operate with a high degree of autonomy until at least 2049, fifty years after the transfer. Under the policy of "one country, two systems", the PRC's Central People's Government is responsible for the territory's defense and foreign affairs, while Macau maintains its own legal system, police force, monetary system, customs policy, and immigration policy. Macau participates in many international organizations and events that do not require members to possess national sovereignty.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Macau

    Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China since December 20, 1999 with its own constitution. The island of Macau and adjacent islands are located off the southeast coast of China.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of macau in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of macau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of macau in a Sentence

  1. Vitaly Umansky:

    Long-term, we believe Macau can capitalize on the rising Chinese demand for holiday leisure travel.

  2. Sheldon Adelson:

    We are at the beginning of the shift in the cycle from a recession-type economy to a bottoming out, and I think the economy and Macau's fortunes will turn around.

  3. Nicholas Eberstadt:

    Other things we don’t follow terribly well are overseas sources of wealth that belong to the Kim family stashed in Macau and other places.

  4. Badminton Asia:

    However, the decision to impose the 14 days quarantine period for all travelers coming from China, Hong Kong and Macau has to be respected in view of the health and safety of the Philippines government for its people, it is in this respect that the above event will not see the teams from China and Hong Kong competing. The India's Women Team withdrawal was owing to concerns shown by the parents and players.

  5. Charlie Choi:

    Macau needs to have some kind of protection for junkets to support the industry as this is what Macau depends on, they need to have a system to let creditors and operators know the risks.

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