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urban

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈɜː.bən/  us   /ˈɝː-/
B2 of or in a city or town: urban development urban decay
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in Arabic مَدَني, حَضَري…
in Korean 도시의…
in Malaysian bandar…
in French urbain…
in Turkish kentsel, şehre/kente/modern yaşama dair/ait…
in Italian urbano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 城市的,城鎮的…
in Russian городской…
in Polish miejski…
in Vietnamese thuộc, ở thành phố…
in Spanish urbano…
in Portuguese urbano…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับเมือง…
in German Stadt-……
in Catalan urbà…
in Japanese 都会の, 都市の…
in Indonesian kota…
in Chinese (Simplified) 城市的,城镇的…
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