conurbation

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Sir Patrick Geddes in 1915. From Latin con- (together) + urbs (city)

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conurbation (plural conurbations)

  1. a continuous aggregation of built-up urban communities created as a result of urban sprawl

Usage notes[edit]

A Dictionary of Geography distinguishes between uninuclear conurbations (conurbations which have developed around one urban area) and polynuclear conurbations (conurbations which have developed from the aggregation of several urban areas).

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  • 2005, Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198610572
  • 2005, John Scott and Gordon Marshall, A Dictionary of Sociology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198609876
  • 2004, Susan Mayhew, A Dictionary of Geography, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198606737