central city

noun

Definition of central city

:a city that constitutes the densely populated center of a metropolitan area

Examples of central city in a Sentence

  1. The central city is losing population, while the suburbs are expanding.

First Known Use of central city

1950


CENTRAL CITY Defined for English Language Learners

central city

noun

Definition of central city for English Language Learners

  • : the center part of a large city


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