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urban sprawl

noun

Simple Definition of urban sprawl

  • : a situation in which large stores, groups of houses, etc., are built in an area around a city that formerly had few people living in it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of urban sprawl

  1. :  the spreading of urban developments (as houses and shopping centers) on undeveloped land near a city

Examples of urban sprawl in a sentence

  1. efforts to stop urban sprawl



1956

First Known Use of urban sprawl

1956


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