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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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He obviously only has thoughts for the Tyneside/ Wearside conurbations and hopes Durham and Northumberland would just disappear.
This contrasts so much with its neighbour Stockton south, with its Conservative MP and its lovely towns like Yarm, and its conurbations like Hartburn and Fairfield, surrounded by the picturesque villages in the western parish like Long Newton, Elton, Carlton, Redmarshall and Whitton and others.
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.
Their original double intention to prevent conurbations spreading too far, and to provide legitimate open space for local people and wildlife are even more valid now.
6] The increase is attributed to several factors, among which is worsening urban pollution-one has only to look down onto our large conurbations (from a plane or a mountain pass) to witness this.
Unless something is done soon, we will forever be known as another commuter town to the larger 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.
But local residents say the plans will destroy Coventry's identity, blurring the boundary between the city and other conurbations.
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.
Western Europe: regions outside of major conurbations are catching up