new town


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
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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
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