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urbanism

[ur-buh-niz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the way of life of people who live in a large city.
  2. urbanization.
  3. city planning.
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Origin of urbanism

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

noun mainly US
    1. the character of city life
    2. the study of this
  1. a less common term for urbanizationSee urbanization
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Word Origin and History for urbanism

n.

1885, from urban + -ism.

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