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new town

noun [C] uk   us  
a British town that did not develop gradually but was planned and created by the government: Milton Keynes is a new town that was founded in 1967.
Translations of “new town”
in Chinese (Traditional) (英國由政府規劃建設的)新市鎮…
in Chinese (Simplified) (英国由政府规划建设的)新市镇…
(Definition of new town from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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