a very large city.
an urban region, especially one consisting of several large cities and suburbs that adjoin each other.
- Also megapolis.
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How to use megalopolis in a sentence
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The plant is located in Chixi, a town in China’s southern Guangdong province, home to the megalopolis of Guangzhou, and not far from Hong Kong.What we know about safety concerns at a Chinese nuclear power plant | Jane Li | June 15, 2021 | Quartz
Experts believe Zionist vision of spreading out population to be replaced by megalopolis.
It felt as if the entire population of megalopolis Tokyo was on the streets at once.
Timolaus twice journeyed to megalopolis for this express purpose, without daring to say a word to Philopoemen about it.The Histories of Polybius, Vol. II (of 2) | Polybius
He then attired it in a purple robe, placed a garland upon its head, and sent it to the city of megalopolis.
He invaded the territory of megalopolis, carried off a large booty, and laid waste a large extent of country.
At last, as the others in wonder bade him tell them the cause of his grief, he said that megalopolis had been ruined by Kleomenes.
This Akrotatus was defeated and slain near the city of megalopolis by the despot Aristodemus, leaving his wife pregnant.
British Dictionary definitions for megalopolis
an urban complex, usually comprising several large towns
- megalopolitan (ˌmɛɡələˈpɒlɪtən), adjective, noun
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Cultural definitions for megalopolis
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