Meaning of “metropolitan” in the English Dictionary

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"metropolitan" in British English

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metropolitanadjective

uk /ˌmet.rəˈpɒl.ɪ.tən/ us /ˌmet.rəˈpɑː.lə.tən/

relating to a large city:

the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
He was drawn to the metropolitan glamour and excitement of Paris.
a metropolitan area

(Definition of “metropolitan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"metropolitan" in American English

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metropolitanadjective

us /ˌme·trəˈpɑl·ɪ·tən/

of or in a large city:

the Boston metropolitan area
the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Definition of “metropolitan” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)