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Definition of the noun slum area

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  1. a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of slum area: slum
    • more generic term: city district = a district of a town or city
    • more specific terms:
      • shantytown = a city district inhabited by people living in huts and shanties
      • skid row = a city district frequented by vagrants and alcoholics and addicts

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Maryland (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The term "slum area" shall mean any area where dwellings predominate which, by reason of depreciation, overcrowding, faulty arrangement or design, lack of ventilation, light or sanitary facilities, or any combination of these factors, are ...

Google previewInstant Encyclopaedia of Geography (1993)

by Shatrughna P. Sinha

The slum area represented an area of minimnm choice and so collected a population which was homogeneous in terms of its economic competency, even though in ethnic terms it may be very heterogeneous. Competition thus led to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict (1999)

Po - Z, index. 3

A slum area in Dacca, occupied mostly by Hindus, was set on fire and thousands of its inhabitants shot. The industrial base was destroyed in order to assure the dependent status of the province. Rape, murder, beatings, mutilation, and torture ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Panama (2014)

by Thomas M. Leonard

Arrabal An urban slum area. Asentamientos Cooperatives established by the government purchase of tax delinquent properties and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Literature (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

by Durga Bhagwat, who was elected President of the Maharashtra Literary Conference; Namdeo Dhasal's Golpitha (a slum area of Bombay), with an introduction by the dramatist Vijay Tendulkar; Waman Nimbalkar's Gaokushabaheril Kavita ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Juvenile Justice (2002)

by Marilyn D. McShane, Frank P Williams III

Characteristic of some of the better prose style, for instance, is this description of a slum area: There is nothing fresh or clean to greet the eye; everywhere are unpainted, ramshackle buildings, blackened and besmirched with the smoke of ...

Google previewCompact English Dictionary

by BPI

a slum area, occupied by minority ...

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Small photo of AMRAVATI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, 27 NOVEMBER 2016: Portrait of unidentified poor children playing at street in a slum area of city.Small photo of MAKKAH, SAUDI ARABIA 30 Nov 2016 : Makkah iconic Zam Zam Tower seen from Ajyad Valley. One of the slum area near Masjidilharam.Small photo of VIDIGAL FAVELA, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JANUARY 11, 2017: vidigal favela housing on bright summer day, pacified slum area with developed touristic attractionsSmall photo of A scene at slum area with tiny houses built-in for living with sunset in the background,Adyar,Chennai,India,May 20 2017Small photo of AMRAVATI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, 26 JANUARY 2017: Happy unidentified poor women in front of their hut in a slum area of city.Small photo of Abstract composition with wooden rounded windows, rusty metal plate and colored curtains with sun light in slum area in Thailand, colorful house facadeSmall photo of Wooden old house in slum area : Thailand More...

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