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Noun: metropolis  mu'tró-pu-lis
  1. A large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    "Ancient Troy was a great metropolis";
    - city, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. People living in a large densely populated municipality
    "the metropolis voted for Republicans in 1994";
    - city

Derived forms: metropolises

Type of: municipality

Encyclopedia: Metropolis, Illinois