Conurbation



[kon-er-bey-shuh n] /ˌkɒn ərˈbeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
an extensive urban area resulting from the expansion of several cities or towns so that they coalesce but usually retain their separate identities.
/ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a large densely populated urban sprawl formed by the growth and coalescence of individual towns or cities
n.

1915, from Latin com- “with, together” (see com-) + urbs “city” + -ation. Coined by Scottish biologist and urban planner Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) in “Cities in Evolution.”

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