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conurbation (n.)

1915, from con-, assimilated form of Latin com "with, together" (see com-) + urbs "city" (see urban (adj.)) + noun ending -ation. Coined by Scottish biologist and urban planner Patrick Geddes in "Cities in Evolution."

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Definitions of conurbation

conurbation (n.)
an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities;
Synonyms: urban sprawl / sprawl
From wordnet.princeton.edu