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conurbation

An extensive urban settlement that is formed when two or more cities, which were originally separate, grow together to form a continuous metropolitan region or megalopolis.

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...conurbation An aggregation of urban regions in which several cities are contiguous with one another without intervening rural regions. ...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

... An extensive urban settlement that is formed when two or more cities , which were originally separate, grow together to form a continuous metropolitan region or megalopolis...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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29 words

... Term coined by Geddes c .1915 for an aggregate of towns linked up to form one built-up area, e.g. the Potteries district of Staffs., or Greater...

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

... A group of towns forming a continuous built-up area as a result of urban sprawl (also called metropolitan area ). See the classification outlined by Raybould et al. (2000) Update 25, 2–4S ; see also S. Brunn ( 2003...

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
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44 words

... A group of settlements geographically close enough together to be considered a single, larger metropolitan region. Ostrava in the Czech Republic is a good example, comprised as it is of some 30 previously separate townships that have merged over time. See also city...

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A Dictionary of Sociology (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology
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95 words

... 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 surrounded by extensive suburbs, and which forms a continuous urban and industrial built-up environment. In most cases, transportation systems develop to link all districts within the conurbation, so as to create a single urban labour market or travel-to-work area. Alternative terms are urban agglomeration...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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... An early term in geography that describes the emergence of continuous urban zones, such as that between Washington, D.C., and Boston. The term was introduced by the Scottish geographer and urban planner Patrick Geddes ( Cities in Evolution , 1915 ). Jean Gottmann 's more recent term, megalopolis , is a near...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
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13 words

... XX. f. CON- + L. urbs , urb- city ( cf. URBAN ) + -ATION...

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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7 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
10 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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64 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
55 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
29 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
28 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
28 words
conurbation

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An extensive urban settlement that is formed when two or more cities, which were originally separate, grow together to form a continuous metropolitan region or megalopolis.
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Charles Phythian-Adams

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,654 words
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Oxford University Press

...city areas, in so concentrating populations, may be seen as tending to supersede, in certain regions of Britain, the traditional urban networks that had acted formerly in the same vicinities as the vertebrae of the old cultural provinces. In the more successful and vibrant conurbations, nevertheless, a populist sense of urban–regional identity was newly expressed, most notably in widely circulated dialect literature and in the humorous local characterizations of popular theatre (see P. Joyce , Visions of the People (1991) ). For a time, however, the more...

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WrexhamIndustrial town and conurbation in North Wales. Robert Graves trained here with the Royal Welch Fusiliers. He was billeted with a Welsh solicitor, who, as he records in Goodbye ...
urban settlement

urban settlement  

A densely populated settlement, which can take the form of a town, city, metropolis, conurbation, megalopolis, or world city. See also rural settlement.

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