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."
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.