over-urbanization

urbanization

[ur-buh-nuh-zey-shuhn]
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.
Also, especially British, urbanisation.


Origin:
urbaniz(e) + -ation

overurbanization, noun
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urbanization definition


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

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