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tent citynoun [C]

uk   us  
a large ​group of tents that ​provide a ​temporaryplace for ​people to ​live, especially ​people who do not have a ​home: With America's ​housingmarket in ​crisis, California's ​statecapital has become ​home to a tent city for the homeless.
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