gentrification

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noun gen·tri·fi·ca·tion \ˌjen-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of gentrification

  1. :  the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents

Origin and Etymology of gentrification

see gentry


First Known Use: 1964

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