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urbanization

[ur-buh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɜr bə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
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.
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overurbanization, noun
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n.

1888, noun of action from urbanize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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urbanization in Culture

urbanization definition


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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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