urbanization

urbanization
urbanize ur‧ban‧ize [ˈɜːbənaɪz ǁ ˈɜːr-] also urbanise verb [intransitive, transitive] PROPERTY
to build houses, towns etc in the countryside:

• Since then, our economy has continued to industrialize, urbanize, and internationalize.

— urbanization noun [uncountable] :

• Taiwan's small size and heavy urbanization causes problems.

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urbanize UK US (UK also urbanise) /ˈɜːbənaɪz/ verb [T] PROPERTY, ENVIRONMENT
to build on land in the countryside so that the area becomes part of a town or city: »

Two million rural residents will move into newly urbanized areas just outside the city.

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Japan is a highly urbanized country.

urbanization (UK also urbanisation) noun [U]
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Increasing urbanization is accelerating the economic development of the area.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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