downtown down‧town [ˌdaʊnˈtaʊn◂] adjective [only before a noun] PROPERTY
the downtown area of a city is the main business district where many shops and offices are located:

• We have about 100 personnel in our downtown San Diego office.

— downtown adverb :

• I went downtown to open up the store.

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downtown UK US /ˌdaʊnˈtaʊn/ adjective [before noun], adverb
in or to the central part of a city: »

downtown Los Angeles


a downtown address


Downtown business interests say that restoration would be too costly.


I work downtown, but I live in the suburbs.

downtown noun [C or U]

The hotel is situated two miles north of downtown.


The bustling downtowns are surrounded by upscale shopping centers and malls.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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