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megalopolis

noun meg·a·lop·o·lis \ˌme-gə-ˈlä-pə-ləs\

: a very large city

: an area that includes a large city or several large cities

Full Definition of MEGALOPOLIS

1
:  a very large city
2
:  a thickly populated region centering in a metropolis or embracing several metropolises
meg·a·lo·pol·i·tan \-lō-ˈpä-lə-tən\ noun or adjective

Examples of MEGALOPOLIS

  1. <what was once a series of discrete towns interspersed with countryside is now one vast megalopolis>

First Known Use of MEGALOPOLIS

circa 1828

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, metrosexual, mores, subculture

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