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noun [plural] outskirts pronunciation in American English /ˈaʊtˌskɜrts/
  1. the areas of a town or city that are farthest away from the center

    Alberton is located in Johannesburg's eastern outskirts.

    on the outskirts of:

    a park on the outskirts of Chicago

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