Definition of urbs in English:

urbs

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Pronunciation: /əːbz
 
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noun

chiefly • literary
  • The city, especially as a symbol of harsh or busy modern life: to be of the urbs, to be urbane, is to be political and to be civilized
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    • Urbanization has proceeded apace everywhere across the globe; and suburbanization has changed the shape of the urbs of Europe and North America.

Origin

Latin.

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