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"poverty line" in British English

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poverty linenoun [S]

uk   /ˈpɒv.ə.ti ˌlaɪn/ us   /ˈpɑː.vɚ.t̬i ˌlaɪn/
the official level of income that is needed to achieve a basic living standard with enough money for things such as food, clothing, and a place to live: In 1991 almost 36 million Americans were living below the poverty line.
(Definition of poverty line from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"poverty line" in American English

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poverty linenoun [U]

us   /ˈpɑv·ər·ti ˌlɑɪn/ also poverty level, us   /ˈpɑv·ər·ti ˌlev·əl/
the amount of income a person or family needs in order to maintain an acceptable standard of living, and below which they are considered poor
(Definition of poverty line from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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the poverty linenoun [S]

uk   us   US also the poverty level ECONOMICS
the official level of income that is needed to achieve a basic living standard with enough money for things such as food, clothing, and a place to live: live above/below the poverty line Half of the nation lives below the poverty line. incomes above/below the poverty line
(Definition of the poverty line from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poverty line”
in Chinese (Simplified) 贫困线…
in Chinese (Traditional) 貧窮界線…
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