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English definition of “the City”

the City

noun [S]
 
 
/ˈsɪti/ US   /ˈsɪṱ-/ FINANCE
the business and financial centre of London, including Britain's main financial organizations such the Bank of England and the International Stock Exchange: It is one of the City's leading investment banks. The bank was founded over 300 years ago in the City of London.
London's financial organizations and the people who work for them, considered together as a group: Two months ago the retail group surprised the City with record interim profits, up by 40% to £9.8m.
(Definition of the City from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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