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a street in New York City that is a center of the advertising and public relations industries and that has become a symbol of their attitudes, methods, and practices.

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British Dictionary definitions for Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue

noun

a street in New York City: a centre of American advertising and public-relations firms and a symbol of their attitudes and methods
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue

A street in Manhattan on which many advertising and public relations firms have offices.

notes for Madison Avenue

The name of the street is often used to refer to the high-pressure techniques of the advertising business.

notes for Madison Avenue

“Madison Avenue hype” carries the connotation of misrepresentation or deliberate dishonesty.
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