urban- urb-, -urban, -urbia

(Latin: city)

A reference to a city that connotes cultivation, refinement, and elegance.

urbacity
urban (adjective), more urban, most urban
1. Descriptive of or relating to a town or a city: Many people have decided to move from their rural villages to larger urban areas where there are more cultural events, concerts, etc. that are available for them to enjoy.
2. Etymology: from Latin urbanus, from urbs, "city."
Characteristic of a city or town.
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urban speleology
Also known as urban exploration, urbex, or UE; it is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of human civilization.

Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites.

In the U.S.A., it may also be referred to as "draining" (when exploring drains) "urban spelunking", and "urban caving."

urban spelunker
Also known as urban exploration (urbex or UE), is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of human civilization.

Urban spelunking is also commonly referred to as "infiltration", although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites.

In the U.S.A., it may also be referred to as "draining" (when exploring drains) "urban exploration", and "urban caving."

urbanality
urbane (adjective), more urbane, most urbane
1. Referring to someone who is courteous and refined in his or her behavior: The new principal of the school is a sophisticated and urbane man.

Don't confuse urbane with "urban" because urbane means "refined, suave and courteous" while "urban" characterizes "what a city is like."

2. Descriptive of an individual who has a high degree of refinement that results from significant social experiences with other people: Although Sally is still in her teens, she is considered a very cultured and urbane person.
3. Etymology: from Latin urbanus, "belonging to a city" from urbs, "city."
Referring to being polite, courteous and gracious.
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urbaneness
urbanism
1. The culture or way of life of city dwellers.
2. Urbanization.
urbanity
urbanization
The expansion of a city or metropolitan area, namely the proportion of total population or area in urban localities or areas (cities and towns), or the increase of this proportion over time.
urbanize
urbanology
urbicoline (adjective), more urbicoline, most urbicoline
urbicolous (adjective), more urbicolous, most urbicolous
urbiculture