urban sprawl

noun

Definition of urban sprawl

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

Examples of urban sprawl in a sentence

  1. efforts to stop urban sprawl

1934

First Known Use of urban sprawl

1934


URBAN SPRAWL Defined for English Language Learners

urban sprawl

noun

Definition of urban sprawl for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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