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megacity

[ meg-uh-sit-ee ]
/ ˈmɛg əˌsɪt i /
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noun, plural meg·a·cit·ies.

a city having a population of one million or more.

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Origin of megacity

First recorded in 1965–70; mega- + city
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British Dictionary definitions for megacity

megacity
/ (ˈmɛɡəˌsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -cities

a city with over 10 million inhabitants
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