from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A predominantly urban region including adjacent towns and suburbs; a metropolitan area.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a continuous aggregation of built-up urban communities created as a result of urban sprawl
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- n. an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
con- + Latin urbs, city + -ation.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by Sir Patrick Geddes in 1915. From Latin con- ("together") + urbs ("city") (Wiktionary)