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[ur-buh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɜr bə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/
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.
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overurbanization, noun Unabridged
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1888, noun of action from urbanize.

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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
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