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English definition of “district”

district

noun [C]     /ˈdɪstrɪkt/
one of the areas into which a country, state, city, etc. is divided, usually for government or business purposes: financial/business/shopping district His office is located in the city’s financial district. district council/court/administrator The district sales manager is responsible for leading sales teams throughout the Pacific Northwest.
(Definition of district noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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