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urbanism

[ur-buh-niz-uh m] /ˈɜr bəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the way of life of people who live in a large city.
Origin of urbanism
1885-1890
1885-90; urban + -ism, modeled on French urbanisme
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  • Nobody could see at present that his urbanism sat upon him only as a garment.

    The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for urbanism

urbanism

/ˈɜːbəˌnɪzəm/
noun (mainly US)
1.
  1. the character of city life
  2. the study of this
2.
a less common term for urbanization See urbanization
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Word Origin and History for urbanism
n.

1885, from urban + -ism.

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