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English definition of “downtown”

downtown

adjective [before noun], adverb uk   /ˌdaʊnˈtaʊn/ US us  
A2 in or to the central part of a city: downtown Los Angeles a downtown address I work downtown, but I live in the suburbs.Areas in towns and cities
downtown
noun [U] uk   us  
The hotel is situated two miles north of downtown.
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