AskDefine | Define megalopolis

Dictionary Definition

megalopolis n : a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From megalo- great + -polis city.

Pronunciation

  • 1: /mɛ.gəˈlɒ.pə.lɪs/
  • 2: /mɛ.gæˈlɒ.pɒ.lɪs/

Noun

  1. A large conurbation, where two or more large cities have sprawled outward to meet, forming something larger than a metropolis; a megacity.
    The Eastern Seaboard megalopolis extends from New Hampshire to at least Norfolk, Virginia.

Translations

large conurbation

Extensive Definition

Megalopolis (Greek for large city, great city) may refer to:
megalopolis in German: Ballungsgebiet
megalopolis in Croatian: Megalopolis
megalopolis in Dutch: Megalopolis
megalopolis in Romanian: Megalopolis
megalopolis in Russian: Агломерация
megalopolis in Ukrainian: Агломерація
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