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rural

adjective

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of, relating to, associated with, or typical of open areas with few buildings or people
  • grew up in a rural community where more than half the people were farmers
  • a painter noted for his rural landscapes

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The first known use of rural was in the 15th century

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“Rural.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rural. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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