civic center


noun

a building complex housing a theater or theaters for the performing arts and sometimes exhibition halls, a museum, etc., and usually constructed or maintained by municipal funds.
a building or building complex containing a municipality's administrative offices, various departmental headquarters, courts, etc., and sometimes an auditorium, libraries, or other community or cultural facilities.
a theater, meeting hall, or the like for community or public use.

Nearby words

  1. ciudad victoria,
  2. civ.,
  3. civet,
  4. civet cat,
  5. civic,
  6. civic centre,
  7. civic university,
  8. civic-minded,
  9. civics,
  10. civies

Origin of civic center

First recorded in 1905–10

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