In William Gibson's novel Neuromancer the word "sprawl" is often used, which is also reflected in the title "Sprawl Trilogy". My problem is that I am reading the German translation of the book, but the word "sprawl" is not translated. Even though I can understand its literal meaning, since I looked up its translations from dictionaries, I still can't make sense of it in the context of the book.
From its original meaning, "sprawl" appears to denote areas around a big city, areas in which the city has sprawled, i.e. spread out. Which further meanings and connotations does it imply in the Neuromancer trilogy, especially in the first part?