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suburb

noun     /ˈsʌb.ɜːb/ US  /-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.Areas in towns and cities 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.Areas in towns and cities
(Definition of suburb noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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