Gentrification



[jen-truh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌdʒɛn trə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/

noun
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 ; the condition of being .
/ˌdʒɛntrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(Brit) a process by which middle-class people take up residence in a traditionally working-class area of a city, changing the character of the area
n.

by 1977, noun of action from gentrify.

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