urbanism

noun

ur·​ban·​ism ˈər-bə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce urbanism (audio)
1
: the characteristic way of life of city dwellers
2
a
: the study of the physical needs of urban societies
3

Examples of urbanism in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of urbanism was in 1884

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“Urbanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urbanism. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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