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meg·a·lop·o·lis

 (mĕg′ə-lŏp′ə-lĭs)
n.
1. A very large city.
2. A region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas in sufficient proximity to be considered a single urban complex.

[megalo- + Greek polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

meg′a·lop·o·lis′tic adj.
meg′a·lo·pol′i·tan (-lō-pŏl′ĭ-tən) adj.

megalopolis

(ˌmɛɡəˈlɒpəlɪs)
n
(Human Geography) an urban complex, usually comprising several large towns
[C20: megalo- + Greek polis city]
megalopolitan adj, n

meg•a•lop•o•lis

(ˌmɛg əˈlɒp ə lɪs)

n.
1. a very large city.
2. an urban region, esp. of large adjoining cities and suburbs.
[1825–35]

megalopolis

a densely populated area of continuous extent containing many cities and towns that are separate administrative units.
See also: Cities
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.megalopolis - a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)megalopolis - a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)
populated area, urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
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Some one having asked Cercidas, the Megalopolitan, if he were willing to die: 'Why not?
This is particularly true in the way in which the indigenous cultures of Latin America, although unremittingly subject to oppression and extinction, yet survive over and over again in such traces, such as the story of the migration to the megalopolitan areas of Latin America of the so-called black heads of the native peoples or in the U.
The establishment of this super megalopolitan planning organization requires the special authorization from the U.