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.
- Also especially British, ur·ban·i·sa·tion .
- o·ver·ur·ban·i·za·tion, noun
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Cultural definitions for urbanization
The process by which cities grow or by which societies become more urban.
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