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urbanization

[ ur-buh-nuh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɜr bə nəˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun

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 .

Origin of urbanization

OTHER WORDS FROM urbanization

o·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.'

    Outspoken Essays|William Ralph Inge
  • Now urbanisation is going on even more rapidly in Germany than in England.

    Outspoken Essays|William Ralph Inge

Cultural definitions for urbanization

urbanization

The process by which cities grow or by which societies become more urban.

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