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A specialist in the study and planning of cities.

ur′ban·is′tic adj.
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(Human Geography) a person who studies and plans towns and cities
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(ˈɜr bə nɪst)

a specialist in city planning.
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a member of an order of Franciscan nuns. See also pope.
See also: Monks and Nuns
a supporter of Pope Urban VI in the conflict of 1378 when an opposing faction established Clement VII as Pope. See also monks and nuns.
See also: Pope
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