Definitions for urbanization
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ur•ban•izeˈɜr bəˌnaɪz(v.t.)-ized, -iz•ing.
to make or cause to become urban, as a locality.
Origin of urbanize:
the condition of being urbanized
the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
the process of the formation and growth of cities
the change in a country or region when its population migrates from rural to urban areas
the proportion of a region's population that live in towns and cities; the rate at which this proportion is growing
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The process whereby a society changes from a rural to an urban way of life. It refers also to the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas.
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