Definition of conurbation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒnɜːˈbeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːnɜːrˈbeɪʃn//
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a large area where towns have grown and joined together, often around a city The region has several medium-sized towns and cities, but no major conurbations. Word Originearly 20th cent.: from con- ‘together’ + Latin urbs, urb- ‘city’ + -ation.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conurbation