Word of the Day

Posted: November 20, 2012 in Random stuff
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Gentrification

gen·tri·fi·ca·tion  [jen-truh-fi-key-shuhn]

noun

1.

the buying and renovation of houses and stores indeteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, thus improving property valuesbut often displacing low-income families and smallbusinesses.
2.

an instance of gentrifying;  the condition of being gentrified.
Origin: 
1975–80; gentri(fy)  + -fication
Note – From http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gentrification
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