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metropolisnoun [C]

uk   /məˈtrɒp.əl.ɪs/ us   /məˈtrɑː.pəl.ɪs/ 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
(Definition of metropolis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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metropolisnoun [C]

us   /məˈtrɑp·ə·lɪs/
a large city, esp. the main city of a country or region: Chicago is a major metropolis.
(Definition of metropolis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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metropolisnoun [C]

uk   /məˈtrɒpəlɪs/ us  
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.
(Definition of metropolis from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “metropolis”
in Vietnamese thủ đô…
in Spanish metrópolis, metrópoli…
in Malaysian metropolis…
in Thai มหานคร…
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 Indonesian kota besar…
in Polish metropolia…
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