Definition of gentrification noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gentrification

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdʒentrɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒentrɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the process of changing an area, a person, etc. so that they are suitable for, or can mix with, people of a higher social class than before the rapid gentrification of certain neighbourhoods outside Manhattan