metropolis

(noun) A large city including the exurbs and suburbs that has distinct administrative and cultural districts.

Example: Chicago, United States; Paris, France; Sydney, Australia.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: metropolises
  • Residents of a metropolis are (noun) metropolitans and live in a (adjective) metropolitan area.

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