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"enclave" in British English

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enclavenoun [C]

uk   /ˈeŋ.kleɪv/  us   /ˈɑːŋ-/
a ​part of a ​country that is ​surrounded by another ​country, or a ​group of ​people who are different from the ​peopleliving in the ​surroundingarea: Campione d'Italia is an ​Italian enclave in Switzerland.
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(Definition of enclave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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enclavenoun [C]

 us   /ˈen·kleɪv, ˈɑn-/
an ​area that is different from the ​largerarea or ​countrysurrounding it, or a ​group of ​people who are different from the ​peopleliving in the ​surroundingarea: Yorkville was an enclave of ​Germanimmigrants.
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