citycism urban attitudes and actions. conurbation a densely populated urban area, usually a large city surrounded closely by smaller ones. cosmopolis a city inhabited by people of many different nations; a city of international importance. —cosmopolite, n. —cosmopolitan, n., adj. megalopolis a densely populated area of continuous extent containing many cities and towns that are separate administrative units. megalopolitanism the state or quality of being a megalopolis or like a megalopolis; the phenomenon of the formation of a megalopolis. —megalopolitan, adj. slumism the development and growth of slums or substandard dwelling conditions in urban areas. suburbanism the views of those who prefer to live in suburbs. —suburbanist, n., adj. synoecism a joining together of several towns to form a single community, as in ancient Greece. —synoecy, n. —synoecious, adj. urbanism the views of those who prefer to live in cities. —urbanist, n., adj. urbanology the study of urban affairs and problems. —urbanologist, n. urbiculture the study of and concern with the special practices and problems of city life.
- plural form of city