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English definition of “poverty line”

poverty line

noun [U]  /ˈpɑv·ər·ti ˌlɑɪn/ (also poverty level,  /ˈpɑv·ər·ti ˌlev·əl/)
the amount of income a person or family needs in order to maintain an acceptable standard of living, and below which they are considered poor
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