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district

Pronunciation: /ˈdɪstrɪkt/

Translation of district in Spanish:

noun/nombre

District of Columbia - DC
  • 2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Politics/Política] (of state, city) distrito (masculine) congressional district distrito (masculine) or circunscripción (feminine) electoral
    Example sentences
    • The retail boom is also transforming the oldest shopping districts in the city.
    • Our next stop was the Browns Race and High Falls Area: one of the city's newest entertainment districts.
    • Cities with gleaming business districts and luxury developments for the rich are surrounded by shanty towns and slums.
    Example sentences
    • Let us look at that district health board sector, of which a large part is hospital-based.
    • The project authorities with the support of the district administration have removed the debris.
    • Rural school districts have relied more on federal and state aid over the past 3 years than their urban counterparts.
    Example sentences
    • Negotiations between Wiltshire County Council and the districts are continuing.
    • A more detailed report on the waterside scheme will be considered by both the district and county councils in the summer.
    • The district and county councils say it is not their responsibility.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) dividir en distritos

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