megalopolis

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Etymology[edit]

From megalo- (great) +‎ -polis (city).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • 1: IPA(key): /mɛ.ɡəˈlɒ.pə.lɪs/
  • 2: IPA(key): /mɛ.ɡæˈlɒ.pɒ.lɪs/

Noun[edit]

megalopolis (plural megalopolises or megalopoleis or megalopoli)

  1. A large conurbation, where two or more large cities have sprawled outward to meet, forming something larger than a metropolis; a megacity.
    The Eastern Seaboard megalopolis extends from New Hampshire to Alexandria, VA.

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