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central city

noun
1.
a city at the center of a metropolitan area.
Also called core city.
Compare inner city.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples for central city
  • The stink of exhaust, the mind-numbing tedium of traffic, parking lots blighting central city real estate.
  • Within the last decade, the town has experienced a huge influx of people from the central city and other suburbs.
  • Stalls are so prestigious in this central city market that family members will often camp out all night to hold on to a spot.
  • Rather, the suggestion is that demand for central city life has grown relative to demand for suburban life.
  • In those cases, we're comparing a central city with tight boundaries to a central city plus its suburbs.
  • If you're staying in the central city, there's really no need to rent a car.
  • Plan for large part of the central city nears completion.
  • Service connecting central city to central city on a railroad right-of-way in densely traveled corridors.
  • They complement the traditional street signs which are often unfamiliar to infrequent visitors to the central city.

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