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edge city

an area on the outskirts of a city having a high density of office buildings, shopping malls, hotels, etc.
Origin of edge city
An Americanism dating back to 1985-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Edge City

noun phrase

A sprawling suburb lacking a downtown core but well provided with malls and other consumer amenities and serving as a place of high-tech employment: This is the most obvious truth of family life in Edge City: The old idea of neighborhood is dead/ They're called edge cities, or technoburbs, suburbs a dozen or twenty miles outside old downtown cores that have burgeoned into centers for high-tech employment

[1990s+; the term was originated and propagated by Joel Garreau in his 1992 book Edge City: Life on the New Frontier]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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