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megalopolis

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

Simple Definition of megalopolis

  • : a very large city

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of megalopolis

  1. 1 :  a very large city

  2. 2 :  a thickly populated region centering in a metropolis or embracing several metropolises

megalopolitan play \-lō-ˈpä-lə-tən\ noun or adjective

Examples of megalopolis in a sentence

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



Circa 1828

First Known Use of megalopolis

circa 1828


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