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SLUM AREA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slum area mean? 

SLUM AREA (noun)
  The noun SLUM AREA has 1 sense:

1. a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions

  Familiarity information: SLUM AREA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLUM AREA (noun)


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Meaning:

A district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

slum; slum area

Hypernyms ("slum area" is a kind of...):

city district (a district of a town or city)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slum area"):

shantytown (a city district inhabited by people living in huts and shanties)

skid row (a city district frequented by vagrants and alcoholics and addicts)


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