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Noun: shopping center
Usage: US (elsewhere: shopping centre)
  1. 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
    "a good shopping center should have a movie house";
    - plaza, mall [Brit], center [US], shopping mall, shopping centre [Brit, Cdn], centre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: shopping centers

Type of: mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet

Encyclopedia: Shopping center