Conurbation definition

kŏnər-bāshən
An extremely large, densely populated urban area, usually a complex of suburbs and smaller towns together with the large city at their center.
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A predominantly urban region including adjacent towns and suburbs; a metropolitan area.
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A continuous aggregation of built-up urban communities created as a result of urban sprawl.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conurbation
Plural:
conurbations

Origin of conurbation

  • con– Latin urbs city –ation

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined by Sir Patrick Geddes in 1915. From Latin con- (“together”) + urbs (“city”)

    From Wiktionary