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URBANIZATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does urbanization mean? 

URBANIZATION (noun)
  The noun URBANIZATION has 2 senses:

1. the condition of being urbanized
2. the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban

  Familiarity information: URBANIZATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


URBANIZATION (noun)


Sense 1urbanization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The condition of being urbanized

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

urbanisation; urbanization

Hypernyms ("urbanization" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)


Sense 2urbanization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

urbanisation; urbanization

Hypernyms ("urbanization" is a kind of...):

social process (a process involved in the formation of groups of persons)


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