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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ur•ban /ˈɝbən/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of, relating to, or making up a city or town:urban areas.
  2. living in a city:the urban population.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ur•ban  (ûrbən), 
  • of, pertaining to, or designating a city or town.
  • living in a city.
  • characteristic of or accustomed to cities;
    citified:He is an urban type.
  • Etymology:
    • Latin urbānus, equivalent. to urb- (stem of urbs) city + -ānus -an
    • 1610–20

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    urban /ˈɜːbən/ adj
    1. of, relating to, or constituting a city or town
    2. living in a city or town
    3. (of music) emerging and developing in densely populated areas of large cities, esp those populated by people of African or Caribbean origin
      Compare rural
    Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin urbānus, from urbs city

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