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noun [countable] city pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪti/ 
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pluralcities
  1. 1
    a large important town

    a thriving industrial city on the Tasmanian coast

    major city (=a large important city):

    New and better hotels are springing up in most of Russia's major cities.

    1. a.
      [usually singular] the political, legal, and administrative institutions of a city

      The city has agreed to pay damages to those involved.

      city employees/officials

      city hospital/court/legislature

    2. b.
      the people who live in a city

      a city that is very optimistic about the future

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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