Saturday, April 10, 2010

Word of the Week- Conurbation

Conurbation (kon-uhr-BAY-shuhn) .n.

A large urban area involving several contiguous communities, formed as a result of expansion of neighboring areas.

[From con- (together, with) + Latin urb- (city) + -ation.]

For example:

With the conurbation of new housing developments spreading in all directions, Edmonton was in danger of becoming Canada's worst example of urban sprawl after Toronto.


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