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English definition of “metropolis”

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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