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A large city inhabited by people from many different countries.

[cosmo- + Greek polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]


(Human Geography) an international city
[C19: see cosmo-, polis1]


(kɒzˈmɒp ə lɪs)

an internationally important city inhabited by many different peoples.
[1890–95; cosmo- + -polis, modeled on metropolis]


a city inhabited by people of many different nations; a city of international importance. — cosmopolite, n. — cosmopolitan, n., adj.
See also: Cities
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