Entry from US English dictionary
A heavily populated city at the center of a large metropolitan area.
- The downtown of the central city in the metropolitan area is Center 1 in each case.
- Most African Americans also continue to live inside the central cities of metropolitan areas.
- Neither the number in poverty nor the poverty rate changed in central cities or outside metropolitan areas.
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Syllabification: cen·tral cit·y
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