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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, early 20th century


An extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of one or more cities.

Examples of Conurbation in a sentence

"Therese lived in the conurbation of New York City, but she called herself a Long Islander."

"I love visiting hubs of fast-paced urban conurbation."

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About Conurbation

The Latin words "con," meaning "together," and "urb," meaning "city," eventually developed into the word "conurbation," which describes multiple neighboring cities or towns grouped together in a region.

Did you Know?

According to the United Nations, more than half of the world's population lives in an urban area – and that percentage is expected to jump to 70% by 2050. This means more likely than not, you are also a member of a conurbation of some sort.

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