Definition of Metropolis
(noun) A large city, including exurbs and suburbs, that has distinct administrative and cultural districts.
Examples of Metropolis
- Chicago, United States
- Paris, France
- Sydney, Australia
- American English – /muh-trAHp-uh-luhs/
- British English – /mi-trOp-uh-lis/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /məˈtrɑp(ə)ləs/
- British English – /mᵻˈtrɒpəlɪs/
- Plural: metropolises
- Also called metropole.
- Residents of a metropolis are (noun) metropolitans and live in a (adjective) metropolitan area.
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Cite the Definition of Metropolis
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “metropolis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 25, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/metropolis/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
metropolis. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/metropolis/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “metropolis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 25, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/metropolis/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“metropolis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 25 Mar. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/metropolis/>.