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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.)


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