urbanism

[ ur-buh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈɜr bəˌnɪz əm /

noun

the way of life of people who live in a large city.

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Origin of urbanism

1885–90; urban + -ism, modeled on French urbanisme
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British Dictionary definitions for urbanism

urbanism
/ (ˈɜːbəˌnɪzəm) /

noun mainly US

  1. the character of city life
  2. the study of this
a less common term for urbanizationSee urbanization
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