gentrification: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( jen"tru-fi-kā'shun), [key]
- the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle-income families or individuals, thus improving property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.
- an instance of gentrifying; the condition of being gentrified.
- gentrification (Thesaurus)