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[meg-uh-sit-ee] /ˈmɛg əˌsɪt i/
noun, plural megacities.
a city having a population of one million or more.
Origin of megacity
1965-70; mega- + city Unabridged
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Examples from the web for megacity
  • The megacity tries to juggle its storied past and its plans for future glory.
  • The all-devouring nature of today's megacity militates against reflection, against long perspectives in either time or space.
  • But creating a megacity from scratch, it seems, takes a village.
  • And smaller may be better quality of life compared to a megacity.
  • We look forward to piloting these vehicles around our own megacity soon and seeing what kind of badge value they bestow on us.
British Dictionary definitions for megacity


noun (pl) -cities
a city with over 10 million inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for megacity

also mega-city, 1968, from mega- + city.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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