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Line breaks: con|ur¦ba¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒnəˈbeɪʃ(ə)n

Definition of conurbation in English:


An extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of a central city: the major conurbations of London and Birmingham
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  • The almost relentless growth in property crime of recent decades has affected the whole country - rural areas, small towns, provincial cities, and major conurbations.
  • Areas outside the major conurbations and the corridors linking them are still deprived of much necessary infrastructure.
  • Each category of settlement - the hamlets, the villages, the towns, the cities, the conurbations - appears to have its own characteristic scale of distance.


early 20th century: from con- 'together' + Latin urbs, urb- 'city' + -ation.

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