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metropolis

noun [C] uk   /məˈtrɒp.əl.ɪs/ us    /-ˈtrɑː.pəl-/ formal
a very large city, often the most important city in a large area or country: Soon afterwards he left to begin his career in the metropolis. a sprawling/bustling/modern metropolis
Translations of “metropolis”
in Spanish metrópoli…
in French métropole…
in German die Hauptstadt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大城市,大都會, 首府, 首都…
in Russian крупный город, столица…
in Turkish büyük şehir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大城市,大都会, 首府, 首都…
in Polish metropolia…
(Definition of metropolis from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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