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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Of, relating to, or characterized by a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns).

Usage examples (9)
  • London is the megalopolis, and all three writers began with megalopolitan London.
  • The question is: Is this creature in the peasant part of his particular cycle, or in the big-city, megalopolitan era?
  • By 2030, the U.S. "will be dominated by 10 megalopolitan areas ..." says Joel Kotkin, author of The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050.
  • "He's the most erudite parrot in the world," including words like transcendental and megalopolitan, Mr. Elgin boasted in an article published nationally. for more
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