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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
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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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The argument for the West Coast option is that it would take in the major conurbations of Birmingham and Manchester and serving this huge market would mean a quickest pay-back time on the billions of pounds of investment.
He said: 'I thought there were a number of errors on the map of conurbations and National Parks in England and Wales, and upon closer examination found five mistakes.
Some of my land was designated in the Area of Search and I am very worried that, if Cheshire County Council is taken over by the North West Region and if the county council loses its say on planning matters, the large metropolitan conurbations of Lancashire will impose their will onCheshire, eagerly looking for places to dump their rubbish.
The discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886 precipitated a frantic surge of urbanisation in one of the most inhospitable parts of the African interior - a thousand miles from the Cape and nearly 400 miles from the nearest port, As a booming, muscular progeny of the Industrial Revolution, Johannesburg has much in common with the great conurbations of Manchester and Chicago, but it is also filled with contradictions.
Durham is likely to go head to head with larger conurbations including Birmingham, Hull, Leicester and Plymouth, while Carlisle has also stated an intention to throw its hat in the ring to become the nation's first City of Culture in 2013.
Centro, along with public transport bodies from other major conurbations, has submitted a four-point plan for its role in the future of UK railways.
According to the survey, there are also a large number of incidents in counties closest to major conurbations - including Hampshire, Lancashire and Kent.
And, without doubt, this region's great conurbations will have some catching up to do when they are in a position to seek similar status for themselves.
With Birmingham struggling to find alternatives to its shrinking industrial roots, the city has continued to lag behind other big UK conurbations in the race to grow overall business levels.
"The brand of NewcastleGateshead is now firmly established and the two conurbations joined together make us one of the most vibrant and fastest growing urban centres in Europe".
'Recent trends have shown that prescribing rates of antibiotics in all primary care trusts have fallen, however we need to accelerate this so that we are closer to the national norms and other urban conurbations,' said Mr Barnes.