civic center: Meaning and Definition of

civ'ic cen'ter

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  1. a building complex housing a theater or theaters for the performing arts and sometimes exhibition halls, a museum, etc., and usually constructed or maintained by municipal funds.
  2. a building or building complex containing a municipality's administrative offices, various departmental headquarters, courts, etc., and sometimes an auditorium, libraries, or other community or cultural facilities.
  3. a theater, meeting hall, or the like for community or public use.
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