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exurbia

[ek-sur-bee-uh, eg-zur-] /ɛkˈsɜr bi ə, ɛgˈzɜr-/
noun
1.
a generalized area comprising the exurbs.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; ex-1 + (sub)urbia
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British Dictionary definitions for exurbia

exurbia

/ɛksˈɜːbɪə/
noun
1.
(mainly US) the region outside the suburbs of a city, consisting of residential areas (exurbs) that are occupied predominantly by rich commuters (exurbanites) Compare stockbroker belt
Derived Forms
exurban, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from ex-1 + Latin urbs city, on pattern of suburbia
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