new town

noun
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of new town

: an urban development comprising a small to medium-sized city with a broad range of housing and planned industrial, commercial, and recreational facilities

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1918

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Newtown

geographical name New·town \ ˈnü-ˌtau̇n , ˈnyü- \

Definition of Newtown

town in southwestern Connecticut on the Housatonic River east of Danbury population 27,560

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