megalopolis megalopolis  /ˌmɛ ɡə ˈlɑ pə ləs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)

Usage(s):

  1. The tribe, numbering nearly 8,000, live on 5,000 hectares of hilly forest area just 120 km from Jakarta, Indonesia's megalopolis of high-rises and fast cars.
  2. Now scheduled for at least 16 segments, the program will explore oceanography, the megalopolis, transportation, housing, computers, demography, education and leisure.
  3. New classrooms keep pace with the growing school population, new expressways crosshatch the megalopolis, manufacturing and income are steadily climbing.

News

  • State of the Queer Arts

    I have always thought of Baltimore as a “queer” city. Beyond just the common definition of the word, Baltimore is the proud black sheep of the East Coast megalopolis. A city with as many layered, often contradictory, ever-changing personas as there are half-complete sets of fake eyelashes clumped together in the corner of my medicine cabinet. It’s where marginalized people of all identities ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore City Paper

Quotes

  1. "I see this all as steps on the path to something," Coppola said. "Maybe I'll be more qualified to do 'Megalopolis' if I really digest this film. In a sense, I think a movie is really a little like a question and when you make it, that's when...
    on Sep 23, 2005 By: Francis Ford Coppola Source: MSNBC

  2. Stephen Bayley, an art and culture guru, said the British capital was a "frightful mess" where "very few of the patiently evolved systems that support the daily movements and transitions of the megalopolis work properly. Most of them are getting...
    on Aug 7, 2006 By: Stephen Bayley Source: The Age

  3. But Angelos, when apprised of the event today, said: "It doesn't strike me in any particular way. They're welcome to do that. It's a free country," Angelos said. "It [Baltimore and Washington] is one huge megalopolis, you know? It's about...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Peter Angelos Source: Baltimore Sun

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