noun Etymology: com- + Latin urb-, urbs city Date: 1915 an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities

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  • conurbation — [ kɔnyrbasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1922; de con « autour » et lat. urbs « ville », probablt par l angl. ♦ Géogr. Agglomération formée d une ville et de ses banlieues, ou de villes voisines réunies par suite de leur expansion. ● conurbation nom féminin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • conurbation — con‧ur‧ba‧tion [ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʆn ǁ ˌkɑːnɜːr ] noun [countable] a group of towns that have spread and joined together to form an area with a high population, often with a large city as its centre: • the densely populated conurbations of Britain * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • conurbation — 1915, from L. com with, together (see COM (Cf. com )) + urbs city + ation. Coined by Scottish biologist and urban planner Patrick Geddes (1854 1932) in Cities in Evolution …   Etymology dictionary

  • conurbation — ► NOUN ▪ an extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of a central city. ORIGIN from Latin urbs city …   English terms dictionary

  • conurbation — [kän΄ər bā′shən] n. [< CON + L urbs, city + ATION] an extremely large, densely populated urban area, usually a complex of suburbs and smaller towns together with the large city at their center …   English World dictionary

  • Conurbation — A conurbation is a region comprising a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban and industrially developed area. In most cases, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Conurbation — Une conurbation est un ensemble urbain constitué de plusieurs noyaux urbains (ou villes) dont les banlieues finissent par se rejoindre. Ce terme a tendance à être remplacé, souvent improprement, par celui de mégalopole. La notion et le terme ont… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Conurbation — Con|ur|ba|tion 〈[ əbɛıʃn] f. 10〉 = Konurbation * * * Conurbation   [kɔnəː beɪʃn, englisch] die, / s,    1) Konurbation, Form der Agglomeration, Ballungsgebiet.    2) städtische Ballung in Großbritannien; …   Universal-Lexikon

  • conurbation — UK [ˌkɒnɜː(r)ˈbeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkɑnərˈbeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms conurbation : singular conurbation plural conurbations a large city area that develops when towns that are close to each other get bigger and join together …   English dictionary

  • Conurbation — Con|ur|ba|tion [kɔnə: beiʃən] die; , s u. Konurbation [kɔnurba tsi̯o:n] die; , en <aus engl. conurbation »städtisches Ballungsgebiet« zu lat. con (vgl. ↑kon...) u. urbs »Stadt«> besondere Form städtischer ↑Agglomeration, die sich durch… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • conurbation — A term coined by Patrick Geddes in 1915 to describe large scale city regions such as Greater London, New York/Boston, or the Ruhr. It is not a statistically based concept, but normally refers to one city or a conglomerate of very large cities… …   Dictionary of sociology

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