WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
gen•tri•fi•ca•tion /ˌdʒɛntrəfɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
  • the buying and repair or replacement of houses or stores in poor, working-class, or run-down neighborhoods by more wealthy individuals.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
    gen•tri•fi•ca•tion  ( jen′trə fi kāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. Business, Sociologythe buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, thus improving property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.
    2. Business, Sociologyan instance of gentrifying;
      the condition of being gentrified.
    gentri(fy) + -fication]

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    gentrification /ˌdʒɛntrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ n
    1. Brit a process by which middle-class people take up residence in a traditionally working-class area of a city, changing the character of the area
    Etymology: 20th Century: from gentrify (to become gentry)

    ˈgentriˌfier n

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