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"suburb" in British English

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suburbnoun

uk   /ˈsʌb.ɜːb/  us   /ˈsʌb.ɝːb/
B2 [C] an area on the edge of a large town or city where people who work in the town or city often live: Box Hill is a suburb of Melbourne. We drove from middle-class suburbs to a very poor inner-city area.
the suburbs [plural]
the outer area of a town, rather than the shopping and business centre in the middle: The company decided to relocate to the suburbs because the rent was much cheaper.

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(Definition of suburb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suburb" in American English

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suburbnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsʌb·ɜrb/
an area outside a city but near it and consisting mainly of homes, sometimes also having stores and small businesses: [pl] Most of the people who live in the suburbs work in the city.
suburban
adjective  us   /səˈbɜr·bən/
He grew up in a wealthy suburban community near Chicago.
(Definition of suburb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"suburb" in Business English

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suburbnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsʌbɜːb/
an area on the edge of a large town or city where people who work in the town or city often live: The publishing company relocated out of central London to the suburbs. She opened a new location in the Dallas suburb of Richardson.
(Definition of suburb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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