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Related to urbanism: urbanisation
1. The culture or way of life of city dwellers.
3. The theory of city planning.
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1. (Human Geography)
a. the character of city life
b. the study of this
2. (Human Geography) a less common term for urbanization
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ur•ban•ism(ˈɜr bəˌnɪz əm)
1. the way of life of people who live in a city.
2. the study of city life.
[1885–90; < French]
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the views and behavior of those who champion urban living as superior to life elsewhere. Cf. ruralism, suburbanism. — urbanistic, adj.See also: Attitudes
the views of those who prefer to live in cities. — urbanist, n., adj.See also: Cities
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