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arcology

[ ahr-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ɑrˈkɒl ə dʒi /
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noun plural ar·col·o·gies for def. 2.
a concept of architectural design in which an ideal city is contained within one immense vertical structure, thereby reducing wasteful consumption and preserving the natural surroundings: We are to imagine the principle of arcology as an opposite alternative to urban sprawl.
a city contained within one immense vertical structure, considered ideal for reducing wasteful consumption and preserving the natural surroundings: Students from nine states entered their designs for East Coast arcologies.
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Origin of arcology

First recorded in 1965–70; arc(hitecture) + (ec)ology

OTHER WORDS FROM arcology

ar·co·log·i·cal [ahr-kuh-loj-i-kuhl] /ˌɑr kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ adjectivear·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverbar·col·o·gist, noun
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