Definitions for RURALˈrʊər əl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word RURAL
living in or characteristic of farming or country life
"rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city
"rural electrification"; "rural free delivery"
pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas
Origin: From rural < ruralis, from rus + -alis.
of or pertaining to the country, as distinguished from a city or town; living in the country; suitable for, or resembling, the country; rustic; as, rural scenes; a rural prospect
of or pertaining to agriculture; as, rural economy
In general, a rural area is a geographic area that is located outside cities and towns. The Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines the word "rural" as encompassing "...all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area. Whatever is not urban is considered rural." Typical rural areas have a low population density and small settlements. Agricultural areas are commonly rural, though so are others such as forests. Different countries have varying definitions of "rural" for statistical and administrative purposes.
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Rank popularity for the word 'RURAL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1647
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Rank popularity for the word 'RURAL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2188
Rank popularity for the word 'RURAL' in Adjectives Frequency: #206
Translations for RURAL
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- فَلاحِي, قَرَوِيّArabic
- ruralCatalan, Valencian
- tyndtbefolket, ruralDanish
- ländlich, dörflichGerman
- maalais-, maalaismainenFinnish
- いなか, 農村, ルーラルJapanese
- сельский, деревенскийRussian
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