gentrification


gentrification
/jen'treuh fi kay"sheuhn/, n.
1. the 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. an instance of gentrifying; the condition of being gentrified.
[1975-80; GENTRI(FY) + -FICATION]

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