- the act or fact of urbanizing, or taking on the characteristics of a city: Urbanization has led to more air pollution and increasing childhood asthma.
Also especially British, ur·ban·i·sa·tion.
Origin of urbanization
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Now urbanisation is going on even more rapidly in Germany than in England.Outspoken Essays
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Word Origin and History for urbanisation
1888, noun of action from urbanize.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
The process by which cities grow or by which societies become more urban.
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