shopping center
noun Date: 1898 a group of retail stores and service establishments usually with ample parking facilities and usually designed to serve a community or neighborhood — called also shopping plaza

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  • shopping center — [ʃɔpiŋsɛntœʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1954, R. Cartier, in Höfler; mot. angl. des États Unis, de shopping (→ Shopping), et center « centre ». ❖ ♦ Américanisme. Aux États Unis et au Canada, Centre commercial comprenant un mag …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • shopping center — [n] concentrated area for shopping agora, arcade, bazaar, emporium, fair, flea market, galleria, mall, marketplace, mart, piazza, shopping complex, shopping mall, shopping plaza, strip mall; concept 333 …   New thesaurus

  • shopping center — /ˈʃoppin(g) &s0nter, ingl. ˈʃHpɪŋˌsɛntə(r)/ [loc. ingl., propriamente «centro di acquisti», comp. di shopping «acquisti, compere» e center «centro»] loc. sost. m. inv. centro commerciale, ipermercato …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • shopping center — index market (business), market place Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • shopping center — shopping ,center noun count an area where a group of different stores and businesses such as banks and restaurants are all built next to each other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shopping center — s. m. Ver centro comercial.   ‣ Etimologia: locução inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • shopping center — n. a complex of stores, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. grouped together and having a common parking area …   English World dictionary

  • Shopping-Center — Ventura Plaza Einkaufszentrum in Cúcuta, Kolumbien. Veranstaltungen in Einkaufszentren werden oft von den Händlern getragen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Shopping center — Centre commercial Un centre commercial ou centre d achat (parfois désigné par l anglicisme shopping centre, notamment en Belgique) est un bâtiment, généralement situé en banlieue[réf. nécessaire], qui comprend, sous un même toit, un ensemble …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shopping center — noun mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace (Freq. 8) a good… …   Useful english dictionary

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