megalopolis[meg′ə läp′ə lis]
- The definition of a megalopolis is a large and densely populated city or group of towns that make up an urban complex.
New York City and surrounding areas including Long Island are an example of a megalopolis.
Origin of megalopolisClassical Greek literally , great city
- A very large city.
- A region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas in sufficient proximity to be considered a single urban complex.
Origin of megalopolismegalo– + Greek polis, city; see pel&schwa;-3 in Indo-European roots.
(plural megalopolises or megalopoleis or megalopoli)
From megalo- (“great”) + -polis (“city”).