megacity

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From mega- +‎ city.

Noun[edit]

megacity (plural megacities)

  1. A very large city; a megalopolis.
    • 2011, "Cholera and the super-loo", The Economist, 30 Jul 2011:
      Why, for instance, do water users in a megacity like Lagos not pay an extra charge to get cesspits pumped out?