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Friday, December 27, 2002

Definitions for conurbation

  1. An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.

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Citations for conurbation
To live there in that great smoking conurbation rumbling with the constant thunder of locomotives, filled with the moaning of train whistles coming down the Potomac Valley, was beyond my most fevered hopes. Russell Baker, New York Times
Indeed the population in the greater London conurbation grew by 125 per cent in the period 1861 to 1911 when the population of England as a whole grew by 80 per cent. Terence Brown, The Life of W. B. Yeats
Origin of conurbation
Conurbation is from Latin con-, with, together + urbs, city + the suffix -ation.
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