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ur·ban·ize

 (ûr′bə-nīz′)
tr.v. ur·ban·ized, ur·ban·iz·ing, ur·ban·iz·es
To make urban in nature or character.

ur′ban·i·za′tion (-bə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

urbanization


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1. The process of changing a rural area into an urban one.
2. Growth of towns and cities: a global trend. Huge unsanitary slums are a feature of fast-growing cities in the developing world.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urbanization - the condition of being urbanizedurbanization - the condition of being urbanized  
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.urbanization - the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urbanurbanization - the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
social process - a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
Translations

urbanization

[ˈɜːbənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nurbanización f

urbanization

[ˌɜːrbənaɪˈzeɪʃən] urbanisation (British) nurbanisation furban myth urban legend nlégende f urbaineurban planner nurbaniste mfurban planning nurbanisme murban renewal nréaménagement m des zones urbaines

urbanization

nUrbanisierung f, → Verstädterung f (pej)

urbanization

[ˌɜːbənaɪˈzeɪʃn] nurbanizzazione f
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