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

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downtownadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   us   /ˌdaʊnˈtaʊn/ US (UK central, centrally)
A2 in or to the central ​part of a ​city: downtown Los Angeles a downtown ​address I ​work downtown, but I ​live in the ​suburbs.
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(Definition of downtown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"downtown" in American English

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downtownadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdɑʊnˈtɑʊn/
in or to the ​business or ​centralpart of a ​city: downtown Los Angeles
downtown
noun [U]  us   /ˈdɑʊnˈtɑʊn/
The ​hotel is ​situated two ​milesnorth of downtown.
(Definition of downtown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"downtown" in Business English

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downtownadjective [before noun], adverb

uk   us   /ˌdaʊnˈtaʊn/
in or to the ​centralpart of a city: downtown Los Angeles a downtown ​address Downtown ​businessinterests say that ​restoration would be too ​costly. I ​work downtown, but I ​live in the ​suburbs.
downtown
noun [C or U]
The ​hotel is ​situated two ​milesnorth of downtown. The bustling downtowns are surrounded by ​upscaleshoppingcenters and ​malls.
(Definition of downtown from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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