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  • IPA(key): /mɛ.ɡæˈlɒ.pɒ.lɛɪz/



  1. plural of megalopolis
    • 1945: University of Arizona, The Arizona Quarterly, p18
      Beautiful, thriving cities were now seen as soulless megalopoleis.
    • 1963: Duncker and Humblot, Sociologia Internationalis: “The Greeks had a Word for it”, p170
      Megalopolis3 (pl. Megalopoleis) was labelled “obsolete” in major English-language dictionaries of less than half a century ago4.
    • 1971: Daniel U. Levine, Education in Metropolitan Areas, p48
      Other megalopoleis, not yet so large, extend from San Jose through the San Francisco Bay Area to Richmond and Marin County; from San Diego through Los Angeles to Bakersfield; from Milwaukee through Chicago, Gary, South Bend, across southern Michigan to Detroit…
    • 2005: Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, Ancient West and East, p391
      On the other hand, large megalopoleis, such as imperial Constantinople or Rome which drew on resources from broad sections of the Mediterranean, cannot easily be reduced to an expression of the same fundamental ecological mechanism that the authors see governing the majority of infinitely smaller settlements.