central city


Definition of central city

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

called also core city

Examples of central city in a Sentence

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

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One hour after his daughter’s birth in the central city of Daejeon at 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 of last year, Lee posted the news on social media. Hyung-jin Kim, The Seattle Times, "S. Korean babies born Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds next day," 13 Apr. 2019 The Sacramento City Council is moving forward with a plan to expand restroom access to homeless people in the central city. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "Homeless people get new bathroom in Sacramento. Public toilet near City Hall also possible," 5 July 2018 In Sacramento, that zone is basically the central city, East Sacramento, Sacramento State, UC Med Center, Oak Park, Tahoe Park, Land Park and Curtis Park. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Sacramento's new candy-red rental bikes are hot. Here's what you should know about them," 31 May 2018 The drop-off in demand for Apple phones has already rattled the world’s largest facility assembling iPhones, a Foxconn Technology Co. plant in the central city of Zhengzhou. WSJ, "Chinese Consumers Curb Spending, Likely Deepening Slowdown," 3 Jan. 2019 In New Taipei City–the big municipality that surrounds the capital–the Nationalist candidate won decisively and scored an upset in the central city of Taichung. William Kazer, WSJ, "Taiwan’s Voters Say No to Ruling Party," 24 Nov. 2018 The red lane provides buses an easy path to pick up passengers at a curb triangle facing Stewart, whose lone palm tree and plastic pyramids greet travelers entering the central city. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Bus lane carved out of busy Denny Way eastbound in South Lake Union," 28 Aug. 2018 Residents said the blast shook the community of Sevare, near the central city of Mopti. Washington Post, "World Digest: June 29, 2018," 29 June 2018 Society Church serves more than 150 people, most of whom live in or near the central city, according to the staff report. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "A new use for an old B Street Theatre building | The Sacramento Bee," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of central city

1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of central city

: the center part of a large city

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