Definition of gentrification in English:


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  • 1The process whereby the character of a poor urban area is changed by wealthier people moving in, improving housing, and attracting new businesses, typically displacing current inhabitants in the process.

    ‘an area undergoing rapid gentrification’
    • ‘signs of creeping gentrification are evident’
    • ‘He is writing a book on gentrification in New York.’
    • ‘Many of the city's 120 neighborhoods are experiencing gentrification.’
    • ‘She notices the double-edged sword happening locally with the growing gentrification.’
    • ‘The Bowery is well on its way to gentrification.’
    • ‘This award-winning architect engages in community work without causing gentrification to occur.’
    • ‘The gentrification of urban space was a by-product of global capitalism's retooling from the Industrial Age to the Information Age.’
    • ‘The women have begun offering workshops in how to protest raised property taxes that result from gentrification.’
    • ‘The arrival of a coffee house on the corner of an inner city street means that gentrification is underway or has nearly been completed.’
    • ‘Once dependably seedy, it has been transformed by the forces of gentrification.’
    • ‘In this movie, he addresses the gentrification that has overtaken his old neighborhood without being clearly anti.’
    1. 1.1The process of making someone or something more refined, polite, or respectable.
      ‘soccer has undergone gentrification’
      • ‘Miss Havisham's plan for his gentrification’
      • ‘In "Entrepreneurs as Aristocrats," he examines values transmission, the kind which occurred in the gentrification of businessmen.’
      • ‘Their gentrification was reflected in how they dressed, dined, performed, and were entertained, in a selection of social settings.’
      • ‘If great novels defy categorization, then in the game of literary gentrification, which writers can transcend genre while still employing its tropes, and which cannot?’
      • ‘Since World War II, there has been an overall gentrification or affluentization of the population, which is sometimes called "embourgoisement."’
      • ‘Denim is undergoing an era of gentrification—and this has been promoted and picked up by designers and high-street stores alike.’



/ˌjentrəfəˈkāSHən/ /ˌdʒɛntrəfəˈkeɪʃən/