central city

noun

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.

First Known Use of central city

1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Central city.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/central%20city. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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central city

noun

English Language Learners Definition of central city

: the center part of a large city

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