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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.]
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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]
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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]
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conurbation

a densely populated urban area, usually a large city surrounded closely by smaller ones.
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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
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Translations
konurbaatiomegalopoli
conurbação

conurbation

[ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʃən] N (Brit) → conurbación f
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conurbation

[ˌkɒnərˈbeɪʃən] nconurbation f
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conurbation

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

[ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʃn] nconurbazione f
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Greater Manchester is different - it's one urban connurbation.
"Greater Manchester is different - it's one urban connurbation. A priority for us would be investing in skills and apprenticeships, to tackle unemployment rates in young people where as Manchester has gone for a deal on the NHS.
They said they were determined to keep the office in the area rather than move to a large connurbation like London.
Kismayo, a city of 200,000 people, was the last major connurbation under the Islamists' control but they are still active across large swathes of the countryside.
And we will be left with a hugh inner-city connurbation of empty houses (like Gresham) where nobody wants to live and all the green fields gone from around us.