Definition of exurbia in English:


Syllabification: ex·ur·bi·a
Pronunciation: /ekˈsərbēə


  • The exurbs collectively; the region beyond the suburbs.
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    • Accordingly, Buell's purpose in the new book is to ‘put ‘green’ and ‘brown’ landscapes, the landscapes of exurbia and industrialization, in conversation with one another.’
    • No, we're paving over the prime farmland as Americans flee out into exurbia, trying to flee the overcrowded housing stock in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, etcetera.
    • This once small town is being increasingly populated by white Americans looking for ‘stability and safety’ in the ever-expanding subdivisions of exurbia.


1955: from ex-1 'out of' + -urbia, on the pattern of suburbia. See exurb.

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