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con·ur·ba·tion

 (kŏn′ər-bā′shən)
n.
A predominantly urban region including adjacent towns and suburbs; a metropolitan area.

[con- + Latin urbs, urb-, city; see wer- in Indo-European roots + -ation.]

conurbation

(ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʃən)
n
(Human Geography) a large densely populated urban sprawl formed by the growth and coalescence of individual towns or cities
[C20: from con- + -urbation, from Latin urbs city; see urban]

con•ur•ba•tion

(ˌkɒn ərˈbeɪ ʃən)

n.
an extensive urban area resulting from the expansion of several cities or towns.
[1910–15; con- + Latin urb(s) city + -ation]

conurbation

a densely populated urban area, usually a large city surrounded closely by smaller ones.
See also: Cities
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conurbation - an aggregation or continuous network of urban communitiesconurbation - an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
subtopia - monotonous urban sprawl of standardized buildings
populated area, urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
Translations
konurbaatiomegalopoli
conurbação

conurbation

[ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʃən] N (Brit) → conurbación f

conurbation

[ˌkɒnərˈbeɪʃən] nconurbation f

conurbation

nBallungsgebiet ntor -raum mor -zentrum nt, → Conurbation f (spec)

conurbation

[ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʃn] nconurbazione f
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Furthermore, consultants GVA reveal that Cardiff is one of the worst carbon polluting conurbations in the UK and that its reduction in greenhouse gases has only been half of that achieved by, for instance, Bristol and Manchester.
Putting Manchester airport 59 minutes from London begs a similar question - how on earth is that going to help the future prosperity of Sunderland, Newcastle and the conurbations of both?
Contract awarded for The main objective of the study is to generate strategic transport simulations for a group of cities and conurbations of the country by 2013, in order to comply with the annual reporting requirements for government project known for release and transfer register pollutant, prtr, the ministry of environment.
Unless something is done soon, we will forever be known as another commuter town to the larger conurbations.
While we, in this great sprawling metropolis mess, bicker over stupid and meaningless boundaries of authority, certain conurbations up North get on with their collective spirit of thinking and put aside immature differences.
But local residents say the plans will destroy Coventry's identity, blurring the boundary between the city and other conurbations.
Rural Wales in general and national parks in particular attract the well-to-do retired populations of the urban conurbations, and other lifestyle migrants.
TRANSPORT Secretary Lord Adonis insisted that a new high speed rail line would connect all major conurbations but added that it could not be "done in one go".
Our cruddy conurbations are mouldy apple cores in comparison.
We've eight regional centres in England and Wales, and the two new locations mean we will have almost complete coverage of the major conurbations and markets.
The average proportion of the buses' exhaust inhaled by students was 27 grams per million, with the highest value 100 grams per million; outside, people breath 5-15 parts per million of exhaust in a typical US urban area, and 50 per million in large conurbations.
Taking the largest conurbations as a whole, this would seem to be a formidable task: the table top left shows that net out-migration from England's seven metropolitan areas, measured by the National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) (2) of patient registrations and deregistrations, increased substantially over the 1990s, from a net loss of 62,000 persons at the start of the decade to 103,000 per year at its conclusion.