Examples of megalopolis in a Sentence
what was once a series of discrete towns interspersed with countryside is now one vast megalopolis
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Many Vermonters have mobilized to oppose his vision of a megalopolis of 1 million people, nearly twice the state’s current population.
Finally, modern technology allows cities to reach megalopolis sizes by our day.
But many structures that surrounded the ruins remained hidden beneath the dense colonial city—and now, the modern megalopolis.
In the Northeastern megalopolis, Pennsylvania has nine cases, neighboring New Jersey has seven, New York and Connecticut have two each.
But on Wednesday, Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said some group has been shutting off water distribution valves at about 50 points in the sprawling megalopolis.
Realizing the power of banding together as a tri-county megalopolis, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have submitted a combined proposal.
Her decision makes a lot of sense, as much of the infill and expansion that led to our very own mini-megalopolis fundamentally paralleled the rise of the internet.
But the more recent one was much closer to the country’s megalopolis, Mexico City, part of which is built on the soft soil of a lake bed and is thus prone to seismic shaking.
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A "large city" named Megalopolis was founded in Greece in 371 B.C. to help defend the region called Arcadia against the city-state of Sparta. Though a stadium seating 20,000 was built there, indicating the city's impressive size for its time, Megalopolis today has only about 5,000 people. Social scientists now identify 10 megalopolises in the U.S., each with more than 10 million people. The one on the eastern seaboard that stretches from Boston to Washington, D.C., where the densely populated cities seem to flow into each other all along the coast, is now home to over 50 million people. But it's easily surpassed by the Japanese megalopolis that includes Tokyo, with more than 80 million inhabitants.
MEGALOPOLIS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of megalopolis for English Language Learners
: a very large city
: an area that includes a large city or several large cities
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