civic center

civ·ic cen·ter
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [siv-ik sen-ter]
    • /ˈsɪv ɪk ˈsɛn tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [siv-ik sen-ter]
    • /ˈsɪv ɪk ˈsɛn tər/

Definitions of civic center words

  • countable noun civic center In a city or town, a civic center is a building or buildings that contain local government offices and often recreational or cultural facilities for the public. 3
  • noun civic center a building complex housing a theater or theaters for the performing arts and sometimes exhibition halls, a museum, etc., and usually constructed or maintained by municipal funds. 1
  • noun civic center a building or building complex containing a municipality's administrative offices, various departmental headquarters, courts, etc., and sometimes an auditorium, libraries, or other community or cultural facilities. 1
  • noun civic center a theater, meeting hall, or the like for community or public use. 1
  • noun civic center (US) Alternative form of civic centre. 0

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Origin of civic center

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10

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Parts of speech for Civic center


civic center popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

civic center usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for civic center

noun civic center

  • community center — A community center is a place that is specially provided for the people, groups, and organizations in a particular area, where they can go in order to meet one another and do things.

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