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The usually older, central part of a city, especially when characterized by crowded neighborhoods in which low-income groups predominate.
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a. the parts of a city in or near its centre, esp when they are associated with poverty, unemployment, substandard housing, etc
b. (as modifier): inner-city schools.
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a central and usu. older part of a city, densely populated, often deteriorating, and inhabited mainly by the poor.
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|Noun||1.||inner city - the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city|
center, middle, centre, eye, heart - an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"
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