metropolis

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

Examples:

  1. Chicago, United States
  2. Paris, France
  3. Sydney, Australia

Audio Pronunciation: (me·trop·o·lis)

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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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How to Cite the Definition of Metropolis

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “metropolis.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (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 December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/metropolis/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“metropolis.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/metropolis/>.