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noun

(sometimes initial capital letters) a comprehensively planned, self-sufficient urban community that provides housing, educational, recreational, and commercial facilities and often serves to absorb residents from a nearby overcrowded metropolis.

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Origin of new town

First recorded in 1915–20

Definition for new town (2 of 2)

Newtown
[ noo-toun, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˌtaʊn, ˈnyu- /

noun

a town in SW Connecticut.
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British Dictionary definitions for new town (1 of 2)

new town

noun

(in Britain) a town that has been planned as a complete unit and built with government sponsorship, esp to accommodate overspill population

British Dictionary definitions for new town (2 of 2)

Newtown
/ (ˈnjuːtaʊn) /

noun

a new town in central Wales, in Powys. Pop: 10 358 (2001)
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