cosmopolis

[ koz-mop-uh-lis ]
/ kɒzˈmɒp ə lɪs /
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noun

an internationally important city inhabited by many different peoples reflecting a great variety of cultures, attitudes, etc.

Nearby words

  1. cosmological redshift,
  2. cosmologically,
  3. cosmology,
  4. cosmonaut,
  5. cosmonautics,
  6. cosmopolitan,
  7. cosmopolitanize,
  8. cosmopolite,
  9. cosmos,
  10. cosmotron

Origin of cosmopolis

1890–95; cosmo- + -polis, modeled on metropolis

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British Dictionary definitions for cosmopolis

cosmopolis

/ (kɒzˈmɒpəlɪs) /

noun

an international city

Word Origin for cosmopolis

C19: see cosmo-, polis 1

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