conurbation


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Related to conurbation: megalopolis, urban sprawl

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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Contract: Manned security at different locations in the bournemouth and poole conurbation.
What it does affects the whole conurbation more than the work of any other council.
The axe on ring-and-ride is being wielded because the seven district councils in the conurbation have had to rein in spending because of central government cuts.
They state that in the last 50 years the DR has followed a growth model that has seen almost a third of the country's population concentrated in the capital and the metropolitan areas, reflected over the last few years by a process of conurbation in Haina, San Cristobal, Boca Chica and Villa Mella.
The property concerned is located in the department of Val d'Oise, in the French municipalities of Eragny-sur-Oise and Saint-Ouen l'Aumone, in the conurbation of Cergy-Pontoise.
I'm not sure what this "research" is meant to tell us since it is also very easy to find large conurbation in Europe that have many more councils.
The conurbation of Birmingham and the Black Country and its satellite towns are a single mass - people travel freely from one place to another and challenges in housing, transport and education can only be addressed on a conurbation-wide level.
Middlesbrough lies at the heart of the Teesside conurbation and the wider Tees Valley city region which is home to 720,000 people.
With the new partners, the Austrian company aims at expanding its presence to the whole country, with a focus on conurbation areas.
If this carries on we'll end up with a sprawling conurbation from Warwick up to Nuneaton and across to Solihull.
THE only people who ever loved the sprawling conurbation of Los Angeles have been car freaks and fans of Raymond Chandler novels.
Domestic dimensions and city-like diversity are therefore combined into a new series of internal spaces, from where views across the coastal conurbation of Hokkaido give the residents a controlled link to their wider context.