shopping center

shop·ping cen·ter
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [shop-ing sen-ter]
    • /ˈʃɒp ɪŋ ˈsɛn tər/
    • /ˈʃɒpɪŋ ˈsen.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shop-ing sen-ter]
    • /ˈʃɒp ɪŋ ˈsɛn tər/

Definitions of shopping center words

  • noun shopping center a group of stores within a single architectural plan, supplying most of the basic shopping needs, especially in suburban areas. 1
  • noun shopping center retail complex 1
  • countable noun shopping center A shopping center is a specially built area containing a lot of different stores. 0
  • noun shopping center a complex of stores, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. grouped together and having a common parking area 0
  • noun shopping center A shopping center is a specially-built area containing a lot of different stores. 0

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Origin of shopping center

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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Parts of speech for Shopping center


shopping center popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for shopping center

noun shopping center

  • center — a point equally distant from all points on the circumference of a circle or surface of a sphere
  • chain store — A chain store is one of several similar shops that are owned by the same person or company, especially one that sells a variety of things.
  • co-op — A co-op is a co-operative.
  • deli — A deli is a shop or part of a shop that sells food such as cheese and cold meat. Deli is an abbreviation for 'delicatessen'.
  • discount house — Also called discount store. a store that sells much of its merchandise at a price below the usual price.

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