Definition of urbanization in English:


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(also British urbanisation)
  • The process of making an area more urban.

    ‘he saw nature being destroyed by urbanization’
    • ‘public opposition to the urbanization of the countryside’
    • ‘Since gaining independence in 1964, the country has experienced a continuing shift toward urbanization which is reflected in its architecture.’
    • ‘The debate over these little-known acts was a litmus test of the issues that lie hidden beneath Australia's rapid urbanisation.’
    • ‘Urbanization is happening at such a brisk rate that the government is planning entire new cities in anticipation of large new urban populations.’
    • ‘The citrus farm succeeded the original family ranch in Orange County, when increased urbanization forced its relocation in the mid 1970s.’
    • ‘Getting China's urbanization right will matter to us all.’



/ˌərbənəˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌərbənəˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌərbəˌnīˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌərbəˌnaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/