from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shopping complex containing a row of various stores, businesses, and restaurants that usually open onto a common parking lot.

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  • noun US A shopping center consisting of a row of stores, typically with a parking lot in front, usually outdoors and along a road.

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  • noun a mercantile establishment consisting of a row of various stores and business and restaurants along a road or busy street; usually opening on a parking lot


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