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gentrification meaning and definition

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Definition of gentrification (noun)

  1. the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste
    • "The old industrial district has undergone gentrification, and is now populated by trendy boutiques and hip coffee shops."
    • "Gentrification of the neighborhood has caused housing prices to rise dramatically over the past decade."
    • "Some residents are worried about the gentrification of their community and the displacement of long-time locals."
  2. the process of making a person or activity more refined or polite
    • "The club's reputation has changed as a result of gentrification, attracting a more mainstream crowd."
    • "Gentrification of the sport has opened it up to a wider, more diverse audience."
    • "His gentrification was evident in his improved manners and more sophisticated style of dress."
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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