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English definition of “inner city”

inner city

noun [C]    
the part of a city that is closest to the centre, often where buildings are in a bad condition and there are social problems: a plan to tackle rising crime in inner citiesAreas in towns and cities
inner-city     /ˈɪnəˌsɪti/ adjective [always before noun] inner-city schools
(Definition of inner city noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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