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civic center


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. a theater, meeting hall, or the like for community or public use.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of civic center1

First recorded in 1905–10

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Example Sentences

I'll have to remember to stick my toothbrush in tomorrow morning before I head down to Civic Center.

She grabbed his wrist and twisted him into the same judo hold she'd had me in back at Civic Center.

Such a civic center will be found to be a powerful factor in the maintenance of community pride and loyalty.

Though Denver has no art gallery, she hopes to have one in connection with her new "civic center."

Now it was rush hour and Civic Center was as busy as it could be.


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