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  • n. An inhabitant or a resident of a megalopolis.
  • adj. of, or relating to a megalopolis


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  • These criteria unfortunately exclude mega-cities like New York, Mexico City, Tokyo or Sao Paulo, which suffer from congenital congestion, out-of-control real estate prices and expanding income disparities--symptoms of what urban historian Lewis Mumford described as "megalopolitan elephantiasis."

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  • By 2030, the U.S. "will be dominated by 10 megalopolitan areas ..." says Joel Kotkin, author of The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050.

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  • "He's the most erudite parrot in the world," including words like transcendental and megalopolitan, Mr. Elgin boasted in an article published nationally.

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  • Humans are still slowly moving to California City, as all of Los Angeles County to the south becomes urbanized and people grow tired of megalopolitan life.

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  • It has directed us into a way of life, or death, in which a person may be born into any one of our proliferating megalopolitan monstrosities and may go through the whole number of his years upon earth without ever once becoming conscious of the beauty of such a simple thing as a tree on the pavement catching the lamplight or as the rain falling.

    Why I like 'American Beauty'

  • London is the megalopolis, and all three writers began with megalopolitan London.

    Stone Pastorals: Three Men on the Side of the Horses

  • The London megalopolitan Satire remains to be written.

    Stone Pastorals: Three Men on the Side of the Horses

  • Now he saw the planet's curve through a broad viewport, the ocean gleaming westward, the megalopolitan maze giving way to fields and isolated castles.

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  • The question is: Is this creature in the peasant part of his particular cycle, or in the big-city, megalopolitan era?

    The Voyage of the Space Beagle

  • While the book attempts to alert all to the challenges and risks of a future megalopolitan China, it glosses the human rights history of China's development to date as 'the most successful humanitarian project ever to have taken place', and in a non sequitur, advances economic evidence to support this claim (these are very different categories).

    Space and Culture


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