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1. The suburbs.
a. Suburbanites considered as a group.
b. Suburbanites considered as a cultural class.
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1. (Human Geography) suburbs or the people living in them considered as an identifiable community or class in society
2. (Sociology) suburbs or the people living in them considered as an identifiable community or class in society
3. (Sociology) the life, customs, etc, of suburbanites
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(səˈbɜr bi ə)

1. suburbs or suburbanites collectively.
2. the social or cultural aspects of life in suburbs.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suburbia - a residential district located on the outskirts of a citysuburbia - a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
residential area, residential district, community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
addition - a suburban area laid out in streets and lots for a future residential area
bedroom community - a community where many commuters live
faubourg - a New Orleans district lying outside the original city limits; used in combination with the names of various quarters of the city; "in Faubourg Sainte-Marie"
stockbroker belt - a wealthy residential suburb
outskirt, fringe - a part of the city far removed from the center; "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city"
2.suburbia - suburbanites considered as a cultural class or subculture
subculture - a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs
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[səˈbɜːrbiə] nla banlieue
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n (usu pej)die Vororte pl; to live in suburbiaam Stadtrand wohnen; that’s typical of suburbia!typisch Spießbürger!
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[səˈbɜːbɪə] nperiferia, sobborghi mpl
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(ˈsabəːb) noun
(often in plural) an area of houses on the outskirts of a city, town etc. Edgbaston is a suburb of Birmingham; They decided to move out to the suburbs.
suˈburban adjective
of suburbs. suburban housing.
suˈburbia (-biə) noun
the suburbs.
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References in classic literature ?
A Radical out and out, she learnt to speak with horror of Suburbia. Life, so far as she troubled to conceive it, was a circle of rich, pleasant people, with identical interests and identical foes.
Into which country will it lead, England or Suburbia? It was new, it had island platforms and a subway, and the superficial comfort exacted by business men.
At the same time that suburbia, particularly the suburban home, is meant to foster a sense of security and a feeling of being nestled within its walls, safe from real as well as figurative contaminants, it also generates a sense of susceptibility, of being at risk from any number of unseen and unknown dangers that everyday life presents.
As such, suburbia is an expression of the desire to be safe, to find safety within by building barriers without.
There is a core contradiction in the development of suburbia and the history of its representations.
To understand representations of contemporary suburbia, it is necessary to appeal to a set of discourses from an earlier historical moment.
Since the suburbs of London seemed to be generated out of nothing, built on hitherto empty land on the peripheries of the city, there was the suspicion that there was nothing to suburbia and, stripped of its semi-detached facades, suburbia would prove a void.