[ ur-buh-nuh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɜr bə nəˈzeɪ ʃən /
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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
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Example sentences from the Web for urbanization
The result was an increasing urbanisation, and a new population of free 'resident aliens.'
Now urbanisation is going on even more rapidly in Germany than in England.
Cultural definitions for urbanization
The process by which cities grow or by which societies become more urban.
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