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"metropolis" in British English

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metropolisnoun [C]

uk   /məˈtrɒp.əl.ɪs/  us   /məˈtrɑː.pəl.ɪs/ formal
a very ​largecity, often the most ​importantcity in a ​largearea 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 ​largecity, esp. the ​maincity 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   us   /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.
(Definition of metropolis from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “metropolis”
in Spanish metrópoli…
in Vietnamese thủ đô…
in Malaysian metropolis…
in Thai มหานคร…
in French métropole…
in German die Hauptstadt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大城市,大都会, 首府, 首都…
in Turkish büyük şehir…
in Russian крупный город, столица…
in Indonesian kota besar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大城市,大都會, 首府, 首都…
in Polish metropolia…
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