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English definition of “metropolis”


noun [C]     /məˈtrɒpəlɪs/
a very large city , often the most important city in a large area : Houston, the fourth most populous US city , is a sprawling metropolis. As the world's first great industrial metropolis, London was also one of the first to be badly polluted .
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