- urban sprawl
- ,urban `sprawl noun uncounta very large area of buildings, industries, etc. that has spread from a city into the countryside surrounding it, especially in a way that is not attractive:We drove through several miles of urban sprawl.
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Urban sprawl — Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. [http://www.sprawlcity.org/hbis/wis.html What is Sprawl?] . SprawlCity.org . Retrieved on 2008 02 07.]… … Wikipedia
urban sprawl — n [U] the spread of city buildings and houses into an area that used to be countryside, or the area in which this has happened ▪ planning policies designed to limit the growth of urban sprawl … Dictionary of contemporary English
urban sprawl — ☆ urban sprawl n. the spread of urban congestion into adjoining suburbs and rural areas … English World dictionary
urban sprawl — noun an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities • Syn: ↑conurbation, ↑sprawl • Hypernyms: ↑urban area, ↑populated area • Hyponyms: ↑subtopia … Useful english dictionary
urban sprawl — /ɜbən ˈsprɔl/ (say erbuhn sprawl) noun the outer areas of a city, especially where development is considered to have been unplanned and undesirable: *Nor do they want to see more urban sprawl eating up the farmland and the scenic land on Sydney s … Australian English dictionary
urban sprawl — UK / US noun [uncountable] a very large area of buildings, industries etc that has spread from a city into the countryside surrounding it, especially in a way that is not attractive We drove through several miles of urban sprawl … English dictionary
urban sprawl — ur′ban sprawl′ n. soc the uncontrolled spread of urban development into neighboring regions • Etymology: 1955–60 … From formal English to slang
urban sprawl — noun Date: 1956 the spreading of urban developments (as houses and shopping centers) on undeveloped land near a city … New Collegiate Dictionary
urban sprawl — the uncontrolled spread of urban development into neighboring regions. [1955 60] * * * … Universalium
urban sprawl — the unchecked spread in the land area occupied by an urban area when development is low rise and it is felt that space efficiency is not an issue … Geography glossary