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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."

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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