concentration campconcentration camp
- A camp where persons are confined, usually without hearings and typically under harsh conditions, often as a result of their membership in a group the government has identified as suspect.
- A place or situation characterized by extremely harsh conditions.
(plural concentration camps)
- A camp where large numbers of persons—such as political prisoners, prisoners of war, refugees—are detained for the purpose of concentrating them in one place.
- A camp or premises in which persons considered to be undesirable by those who control it are hidden away, mistreated, and even killed.
- A situation wherein crowding and extremely harsh conditions take place.