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inner city

  

      n  
a    the parts of a city in or near its centre, esp. when they are associated with poverty, unemployment, substandard housing, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
inner-city schools     
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adv.
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Fig.];[Informal];[Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
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