Meaning of “metropolis” in the English Dictionary

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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 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)

"metropolis" in American English

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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)

"metropolis" in Business English

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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)