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megacity

Line breaks: mega|city
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛɡəsɪti
 
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Definition of megacity in English:

noun

(plural megacities)
A very large city, typically one with a population of over ten million people.
Example sentences
  • Besides, in the next 15 years, Bangalore is slated to be counted among the 20 megacities of the world.
  • In all, 51 of 86 former municipalities in the merged megacities managed to obtain enough signatures.
  • The 12 pension funds are the leftover from the formation of the megacity.

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