central city

noun
Updated on: 7 May 2018

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

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

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First Known Use of central city

1950

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Definition of central city for English Language Learners

  • : the center part of a large city


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