Meaning of “district” in the English Dictionary

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"district" in British English

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districtnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɪs.trɪkt/ us /ˈdɪs.trɪkt/

B1 an area of a country or town that has fixed borders that are used for official purposes, or that has a particular feature that makes it different from surrounding areas:

the business district of New York
the Lake District/the Peak District
US the City of Malden School District
UK South Cambridgeshire District Council

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(Definition of “district” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"district" in American English

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districtnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɪs·trɪkt/

an area of a country, state, or city that has been given fixed borders for official purposes, or one having a particular feature that makes it different from surrounding areas:

The theater district in New York is in midtown Manhattan.

(Definition of “district” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"district" in Business English

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districtnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɪstrɪkt/ us

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.
The district sales manager is responsible for leading sales teams throughout the Pacific Northwest.

(Definition of “district” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)