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



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌɜːbənaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɜːrbənəˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1the process in which towns, streets, factories, etc. are built where there was once countryside a time of rapid urbanization and industrialization
  2. 2the process in which more and more people start to live and work in towns and cities rather than in the country the increasing urbanization of Africans