Definition of conurbation in English:

conurbation

Syllabification: con·ur·ba·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkänərˈbāSHən
 
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noun

  • An extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of one or more cities.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

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