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city/ˈsɪti/noun
pluralcities
city
/ˈsɪti/
noun
pluralcities
Learner's definition of CITY  
[count]  : a place where people live that is larger or more important than a town : an area where many people live and work
◊ This sense is sometimes used in the name of a city.
[count]  : the people in a city — usually singular
   b  the city  : the government of a city
the City  : the section of London that is Great Britain's financial and business center
[noncount]chiefly US, informal  — used to describe a place where there is a lot of a particular thing or activity

the big city

— used to refer to a particular city without naming it
— see also big-city
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