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[ek-sur-buh n, eg-zur-] /ɛkˈsɜr bən, ɛgˈzɜr-/
of, relating to, or characteristic of exurbs or exurbanites.
Origin of exurban
1900-05; ex-1 + (sub)urban Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The command post was nondescript even by the bland architectural standards of exurban office complexes.
  • The complex link between the exurban ecosystem and an elusive virus.
  • The area, dotted with megachurches, is predominately exurban and has a significant evangelical community.
  • The overall study also looked at ways three communities measured differences in inner urban, suburban, and exurban areas.
  • As coastal areas become more crowded, sprawling suburban and exurban patterns often characterize development.
  • The density and mileage of overhead electric distribution lines in urban areas far exceeds that of any rural or exurban area.
  • Residents in urban, suburban, and exurban areas should expect to see or hear coyotes at some point.
  • Existing urban areas expanded and exurban development increased.
  • Seeking solitude and escape, exurban migrants often establish residential developments close to or within forested areas.
  • The area is threatened by exurban development and by watershed degradation.

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