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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a megalopolis.
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  1. an inhabitant of a megalopolis.
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Also meg·a·pol·i·tan [meg-uh-pol-i-tn] /ˌmɛg əˈpɒl ɪ tn/.

Origin of megalopolitan

1925–35; from megalopolis, modeled after metropolis: metropolitan
Related formsmeg·a·lo·pol·i·tan·ism, noun
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Related Words

civic, civil, municipal, urban, burghal, citified, interurban, megalopolitan

Examples from the Web for megalopolitan

Historical Examples

  • Cleomenes taking the field, totally defeated the army of Aratus, and killed Lydiadas the Megalopolitan general.

    Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Ancient Republicks

    Edward Wortley Montagu

  • Some one having asked Cercidas, the Megalopolitan, if he were willing to die: 'Why not?'