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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: con- + Latin urbs 'city'

conurbation

noun
     
Related topics: Geography
con‧ur‧ba‧tion [countable] formal
SG a group of towns that have spread and joined together to form an area with a high population, often with a large city as its centre

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