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Definition of metropolitan adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    metropolitan

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌmɛtrəˈpɑlətn//
     
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  1. 1 (informal metro) connected with a large or capital city the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area metropolitan districts/regions
  2. 2connected with a particular country rather than with the other regions of the world that the country controls metropolitan France/Spain
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