from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being rural.
- n. A rural trait or characteristic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being rural.
- n. A rural characteristic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being rural.
- n. A rural place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being rural; ruralness.
- n. That which is rural; a characteristic of rural life; a rusticity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rural characteristic or trait
But if you want a suggestion, either state the truth about comparative "rurality" or excise the statement altogether.
Life expectancy at birth, according to the research, "improved with increasing 'rurality' and those born in village and dispersed areas could expect to live longer than those in town and fringe areas.
Rurality said this on February 8, 2008 at 10:04 am | Reply rurality…Thanks and welcome.
With the study showing a strong link between Welsh language ability and rurality, this trend could lead to a ‘brain drain’ from areas of Wales that can least afford to lose their young people to the more prosperous, but less Welsh speaking urban areas.
This is because Welsh needs are different - not just in health as Adam points out, but all over - things like rurality and road length/quality play a part, as do the economic realities in Wales compared to most of England.
And thanks for passing rurality on to us to check out.
Sherry at the Zoo said this on March 17, 2008 at 5:50 am | Reply rurality, thanks, you can say whatever you want, within reason of course ;
Some Japanese Watteau must have mapped out this Donko-Tchaya, for it has rather an affected air of rurality, though very pretty.
Perhaps it was the natural reaction from the Mountains of the Moon; but in my then state of mind no prospect could appear more delicious than a long tramp among the quiet scenes through which the city fringes itself off into rurality.
There is none of that aspect of desolation and pity-my-sorrows so common at the faded resorts of the unhappy South, yet a pleasant rurality is impressed on the entertainment.