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"precinct" in British English

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precinctnoun

uk   /ˈpriː.sɪŋkt/  us   /ˈpriː.sɪŋkt/
  • precinct noun (SHOPPING AREA)

[C] UK a part of a city or a town in which vehicles are not allowed, used for a special purpose, such as shopping: a shopping precinct a pedestrian precinct
  • precinct noun (AREA AROUND BUILDING)

precincts [plural] (also precinct [C]) mainly UK formal
the area that surrounds a building or place, especially one with a wall around it: A tunnel entrance was found within the precincts of the prison camp.
(Definition of precinct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"precinct" in American English

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precinctnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpri·sɪŋkt/
a division of a city or town, esp. an area protected by one police station, or a division used for elections
The precincts of a place are the areas that surround it, esp. when enclosed: the private precincts of the university
(Definition of precinct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"precinct" in Business English

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precinctnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpriːsɪŋkt/
UK an area of a town or city where there are a lot of shops, and where traffic is not allowed: a shopping/pedestrian precinct
US POLITICS a division of a city or a town, especially an area protected by a particular group of police or a division used for voting purposes: The voter turnout in the precinct was low compared to the rest of the county. a precinct captain/commander precinct caucuses/voters
(Definition of precinct from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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