[ kon-er-bey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒn ərˈbeɪ ʃən /
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an extensive urban area resulting from the expansion of several cities or towns so that they coalesce but usually retain their separate identities.
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British Dictionary definitions for conurbation
/ (ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʃən) /
a large densely populated urban sprawl formed by the growth and coalescence of individual towns or cities
Word Origin for conurbation
C20: from con- + -urbation, from Latin urbs city; see urban
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