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English definition of “urban”


relating to towns and cities: an urban area/centre/community urban decay/development/planning The high-speed train link is responsible for one of the biggest urban regeneration projects in the area. → Compare rural
(Definition of urban from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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