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.
an extensive, heavily populated, continuously urban area, including any number of cities
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.
- An older spelling of Megalopoli