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metropolitan

[ me-truh-pol-i-tn ]
/ ˌmɛ trəˈpɒl ɪ tn /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of metropolitan

1300–50; Middle English <Late Latin mētropolītānus of, belonging to a metropolis <Greek mētropolī́t(ēs) (see metropolis, -ite1) + Latin -ānus-an

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British Dictionary definitions for metropolitan

metropolitan
/ (ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtən) /

adjective
of or characteristic of a metropolis
constituting a city and its suburbsthe metropolitan area
of, relating to, or designating an ecclesiastical metropolis
of or belonging to the home territories of a country, as opposed to overseas territoriesmetropolitan France
noun
  1. Eastern Churches the head of an ecclesiastical province, ranking between archbishop and patriarch
  2. Church of England an archbishop
  3. RC Church an archbishop or bishop having authority in certain matters over the dioceses in his province

Derived forms of metropolitan

metropolitanism, noun
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