district Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"district" in British English

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districtnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdɪs.trɪkt/
B1 an ​area of a ​country or ​town that has ​fixedborders that are used for ​officialpurposes, or that has a ​particularfeature that makes it different from ​surroundingareas: the ​business district of New York the Lake District/the Peak DistrictUS the City of Malden School DistrictUK 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 ​fixedborders for ​officialpurposes, or one having a ​particularfeature that makes it different from ​surroundingareas: 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   us   /ˈdɪstrɪkt/
one of the ​areas into which a country, ​state, city, etc. is ​divided, usually for ​government or ​businesspurposes: financial/business/shopping district His ​office is ​located in the city’s ​financial district. district ​council/​court/​administrator The district ​salesmanager is ​responsible for ​leadingsalesteams throughout the Pacific Northwest.
(Definition of district from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “district”
in Korean 구역…
in Arabic مِنْطَقة…
in Malaysian daerah…
in French région, quartier…
in Russian район, округ…
in Chinese (Traditional) 區,區域…
in Italian zona, distretto, quartiere…
in Turkish mıntıka, bölge, mahalle…
in Polish dzielnica, okręg…
in Spanish distrito…
in Vietnamese quận, huyện…
in Portuguese distrito, zona…
in Thai เขตแดน, บริเวณ…
in German der Distrikt…
in Catalan districte…
in Japanese 地区…
in Chinese (Simplified) 区,区域…
in Indonesian distrik…
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