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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography
urbanur‧ban /ˈɜːbən $ ˈɜːr-/ ●●○ W2 adjective [only before noun]  1 SGTOWNrelating to towns and cities opp ruralsuburban unemployment in urban areas the deprived sections of the urban populationsee thesaurus at city2 relating to music such as rap, R & B, reggae etc that is mainly played by black singers and musicians
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urbanWe will double the number of Safer Cities Schemes to cover 40 urban areas.The problem of air pollution is especially serious in urban areas.Larger urban dioceses in the Northeast, including the Archdiocese of Boston, have yet to experience any serious shortage of priests.urban growthpost-war urban planningWe recommend immediate large-scale immunisation of the urban population, as well as tightened surveillance and appropriate vector control.China's growing urban populationthe urban populationFurthermore, one way of saving money has been to allow larger classes, with severe overcrowding in some urban primary classrooms.So stations call themselves urban to make themselves more attractive to those agencies which would never buy a black station.urban unemploymenturban areasIn other urban areas, 816 permits were issued in San Antonio, or one every 1,192 residents.Large numbers of important military installations are located in or immediately adjacent to urban areas.We will double the number of Safer Cities Schemes to cover 40 urban areas.The modern police services in Britain originated in the needs of the growing urban areas at the beginning of the nineteenth century.Economic disparity between rural and urban areas is not limited to South Carolina.In spite of the variations, crime rates are significantly higher in urban areas than in rural areas.On the other hand, in urban areas there are now more opportunities for women with high school education to find jobs.I have heard this concern raised particularly in urban areas with high concentrations of minority and disadvantaged young people.
From Longman Business Dictionaryurbanur‧ban /ˈɜːbənˈɜːr-/ adjective [only before a noun]PROPERTY connected with towns or citiesMany urban areas have severe pollution problems.More money is needed to help finance urban development projects.