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English definition of “shadow city”

shadow city

noun [C]
 
 
an area of a city that a very large number of people who have travelled there to work are living , and the places that they live in, which are not usually houses but temporary structures made of wood, cloth, plastic, etc.: Thousands of displaced people flooded in from the rural areas, forming a shadow city that stretched along the river.
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