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Urbanization   /ˌərbənəzˈeɪʃən/  /ˌərbənɪzˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Urbanization

noun
1.
The condition of being urbanized.  Synonym: urbanisation.
2.
The social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban.  Synonym: urbanisation.






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"Urbanization" Quotes from Famous Books



... the most comprehensive, extensive and inclusive life pattern achieved by terrestrial humanity. Starting locally and following the three basic principles of urbanization, expansion and exploitation, each civilization has charted a course that led from tentative local beginnings through a cycle of growth, maturity, decline, ...
— Civilization and Beyond - Learning From History • Scott Nearing

... development, urbanization, and poor farming practices; soil salinity rising due to the use of poor quality water; desertification; clearing for agricultural purposes threatens the natural habitat of many unique animal and plant species; the Great Barrier Reef off the northeast coast, the ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.



Words linked to "Urbanization" :   social process, urbanize, status, condition



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