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gen•tri•fi•ca•tion



Pronunciation: ( jen"tru-fi-kā'shun), [key]
n.
1. the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, thus improving property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.
2. an instance of gentrifying; the condition of being gentrified.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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