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Definition of assisted area noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

assisted area

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(in Britain) a part of the country in which there are many unemployed people, and the government tries to encourage business and industry to employ more people, e.g. by lending money to companies at low interest When the mines closed down the region was granted assisted area status.