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environs

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1 the districts adjacent to a city

  • the city and its environs total about a million in population
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2 an adjoining region or space

  • you can get just about any kind of ethnic food in the environs of the university
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3 the circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded

  • growing up in the environs of the big city endowed him with a certain urbanity
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