Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “urbanization”

urbanization

noun [U] uk (UK usually urbanisation)   /ˌɜː.bən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌɝː-/
the process by which more and more people leave the countryside to live in citiesTowns, cities and villages (general)
(Definition of urbanization from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of urbanization?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “urbanization” in other dictionaries

Translations of “urbanization”

Word of the Day

improvisation

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has not practised or planned

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More