an older part of a city, densely populated and usually deteriorating, inhabited mainly by poor, often minority, groups.
A general term for impoverished areas of large cities. The inner city is characterized by minimal educational opportunities, high unemployment and crime rates, broken families, and inadequate housing. (See ghettos.)
noun 1. a small, intimate, and often influential group of people.
- Inner class
Java In Java, a non-static, nested class. (2006-11-18)
- Inner core
noun in geology, the innermost part of a core, specif. a solid sphere in the middle of the fluid core such as the iron-nickel core of the Earth
[in-er-di-rek-tid, -dahy-] /ˈɪn ər dɪˈrɛk tɪd, -daɪ-/ adjective 1. guided by internalized values rather than external pressures. adjective 1. guided by one’s own conscience and values rather than external pressures to conform Compare other-directed