New York City and surrounding areas including Long Island are an example of a megalopolis.
Origin of megalopolisGr, literally , great city; also used as the name of ancient and modern cities of the Peloponnesus
- 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