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Meaning of “civic” in the English Dictionary

"civic" in British English

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civicadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈsɪv.ɪk/
of a ​town or ​city or the ​people who ​live in it: The ​primeministermet many civic leaders, ​including the ​mayor and the ​leaders of the ​immigrantcommunities. She ​felt it was her civic duty (= her ​duty as a ​personliving in the ​town) to ​tell the ​police. The ​operahouse is a ​greatsource of civic pride.
(Definition of civic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"civic" in American English

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civicadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsɪv·ɪk/
social studies of a ​town or ​city or the ​people who ​live in it: A ​group of ​prominent civic ​leaders have been among the ​school system’s ​harshestcritics.
(Definition of civic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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