[ ur-buh-nuh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌɜr bə nəˈzeɪ ʃən /
the act or fact of urbanizing, or taking on the characteristics of a city: Urbanization has led to more air pollution and increasing childhood asthma.
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Also especially British, ur·ban·i·sa·tion.
OTHER WORDS FROM urbanizationo·ver·ur·ban·i·za·tion, noun
Words nearby urbanization
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Example sentences from the Web for urbanisation
Now urbanisation is going on even more rapidly in Germany than in England.Outspoken Essays|William Ralph Inge
Cultural definitions for urbanisation
The process by which cities grow or by which societies become more urban.
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