from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The unplanned, uncontrolled spreading of urban development into areas adjoining the edge of a city.

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  • noun an unplanned, disorganized growth of housing etc on the edge of a city

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  • noun an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities


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