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development area

noun [C] uk   UK us  
an area with many unemployed people where the government encourages new industries to start so that more jobs will be created
Translations of “development area”
in Chinese (Traditional) (政府鼓勵創辦新產業解決就業問題的)開發區…
in Chinese (Simplified) (政府鼓励创办新产业解决就业问题的)开发区…
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