Definition of neighborhood in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnābərˌho͝od/
(British neighbourhood)


1A district, especially one forming a community within a town or city: she lived in a wealthy neighborhood of Boston the party disturbed the whole neighborhood
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  • As well, family units sit within a neighbourhood and wider community of other families that identify with a common cause, that of a decent life with those we love.
  • Books were distributed in communities and neighbourhoods, and to family members and friends.
  • Different classes of people have long sorted themselves into neighborhoods within a city or region.
1.1Neighborly feeling or conduct: the importance of neighborhood to old people
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  • Social interactions based on neighbourhood have been deteriorating for decades - particularly in highly transitory urban areas.
  • Both sets of protagonists are torn between the American Dream of fame and fortune and the more comfortable pull to stay true to your station in life and neighbourhood.
1.2The area surrounding a particular place, person, or object: he was reluctant to leave the neighborhood of Butte
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  • Ottawa has shown it has considered the question about the neighbourhood surrounding Iraq no more than it has given any thought to the question inside Iraq.
  • The neighbourhood surrounding the Medical Academy was the biggest surprise as transactions there were few.
  • Wait a while and a map of west London will open up showing the precise location of the shot and all the other photos taken in the surrounding neighbourhood.
vicinity, environs, purlieus, precincts, vicinage
1.3 Mathematics The set of points whose distance from a given point is less than (or less than or equal to) some value.
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  • A few years later in 1914 Hausdorff defined neighbourhoods by four axioms so again there were no metric considerations.


in the neighborhood of

Approximately; about: the cost would be in the neighborhood of three billion
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  • Yeah, at this point, obviously, I think that they have had him now for somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 days, roughly.
  • The machine should cost in the neighbourhood of $5,000 - $7,000.
  • Renting an allocated server would cost in the neighborhood of $200 a month (a considerable step up from the current $5).
approximately, about, around, roughly, in the region of, of/on the order of, nearly, almost, close to, just about, practically, there or thereabouts, circa

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Syllabification: neigh·bor·hood

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