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n. 1 A place name or a personal name''Exonyms and Endonyms'' at (dead) page 3 used by foreigners instead of the native-language version used by its inhabitants, such as ''Moscow'' in English for the city called ''Moskva'' in Russian, or such as ''Charles'' in English for historical people called ''Karl'' or ''Carl'' in their Germanic languages. 2 A name given to a group or category of people by a secondary person or persons other than the people it refers to.