megacity - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “megacity”

megacity

noun [C] ( plural megacities) ( also mega-city, mega city)
 
 
/ˈmeɡəˌsɪti/
a very large city that has a population of more than 10 million people and that is often made of two or more urban areas that have grown so much that they are connected: Lagos is a mega-city that now stretches over roughly 300 square kilometres. London is likely to become one of the world's biggest megacities by 2020.
(Definition of megacity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of megacity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “megacity” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More