Megalopolis meaning

mĕg'ə-lŏp'ə-lĭs
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.

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A region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas in sufficient proximity to be considered a single urban complex.
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An extensive, heavily populated, continuously urban area that includes a number of cities.
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An older spelling of Megalopoli.
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A very large city.
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Origin of megalopolis

  • megalo– Greek polis city pelə-3 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition