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Post time 2004-9-16 14:37:55 |Display all floors
I cannot find the words in the dictionary, do you know the meaning? The original sentence is " His showmanship and the design and production capabilities of his New York City―based companies enabled him to dominate a market, especially for religious institutions, which he himself inspired. "

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Post time 2004-9-16 18:17:43 |Display all floors

what's the meaning of "City&horbar

" His showmanship and the design and production capabilities of his New York City―based companies enabled him to dominate a market, especially for religious institutions, which he himself inspired. "

It's a misprint or typographical error. It makes no sense as it is written. It's something that whoever the sentence is talking about it is in New York City, but I can't figure out what "&horbar" is supposed to really be.
If you provide some context, like who the sentence is talking about or where you got the sentence from, I might be able to help you. Otherwise, it's a mystery.

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Post time 2004-9-17 04:15:24 |Display all floors

Typo

Probably a typographical error. "New York City & harbor".

As for the meaning of this sentence, "His showmanship and the design and production capabilities of his New York City& harbor; based companies" is to say that he is able to talk up, or give a good presentation of his products that come from his production facilities (factories) located in the city of New York and its harbor.
As to the second part, which is a classic example of understatement, "enabled him to dominate a market, especially for religious institutions, which he himself inspired. " The products he produces in his factories, are for markets he creates, which are religious in nature, and only exist  because he created the groups or institutions who believe in the things he promotes.

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