cosmopolis

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cos·mop·o·lis

 (kŏz-mŏp′ə-lĭs)
n.
A large city inhabited by people from many different countries.

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

cosmopolis

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

cos•mop•o•lis

(kɒzˈmɒp ə lɪs)

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

cosmopolis

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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While some cities gained population during the '90s--including such long-bleeding cosmopolises as New York and Chicago--more lost ground: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Rochester, Syracuse, Toledo, Baltimore, Buffalo, Detroit, Philadelphia, St.