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Topic: GEOGRAPHY


urbanized

adjective
     
ur‧ban‧ized also urbanised British English
1SG an urbanized country or area has a lot of houses, factories, shops, offices etc:
the most heavily urbanized regions
2 in an urbanized society, there are a lot of people who live and work in towns and cities:
During the 19th century, Britain became the world's first modern urbanized society.
urbanization noun [uncountable]
the transformation of the social structure by urbanization
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