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A minor city or urban area, especially one with a population between 10,000 and 50,000.

[Probably on the model of megalopolis : micro- + Greek polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

mi′cro·pol′i·tan (mī′krə-pŏl′ĭ-tən) adj.


(Human Geography) a small city
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In addition to founding partner Gulf Capital; the awards are supported by an ecosystem of partners including Beehive, Diligencia, In5, Italian Industry & Commerce in the UAE, Khalifa Fund, Micropolis and Tie Dubai.
She's received international attention for her Micropolis Houses[R], a collection of modern, sustainable, ultra-small house plans she designed.
the acquisition is part of the work and target group of the esr development project (s21364) implemented by the municipality and i micropolis oy.
Gulf Capital SME Awards is endorsed by Dubai SME and Khalifa Fund as well as supported by Ripe Markets and My Micropolis.
Taraki L (2008b) Enclave micropolis: The paradoxical case of Ramallah/al-Bireh.
Launched by British expat Lucy Bradley, 40, who has lived in Dubai for 14 years, Micropolis tackles problems faced by mid-income residents and small business, the most important one being the one-cheque issue.
Calderon P., 2006, Micropolis, la citadelle assiegee [film documentaire], Paris, TF1 Video, 1 h 22 min.
For example, the Micropolis GPL License Notice, in a provision entitled "ADDITIONAL TERMS per GNU GPL Section 7" seeks to eliminate every conceivable warranty, including the warranty of noninfringement.
Address for correspondence: Sophie Rossi, ONCFS Game and Wildlife Agency--Wildlife Diseases, Micropolis la Berardie Gap 05000, France; email: sophie.rossi@oncfs.gouv.fr
'Enclave Micropolis: The Paradoxical Case of Ramallah/Al-Bireh' Journal of Palestine Studies, 37(4):6--20.
Este desequilibrado orden economico genera, entre otras cosas, replicas americanas de los mandatos metropolitanos, una especie de micropolis locales que repiten para sus areas de influencia los modelos colonialistas, como desvirtuados centros, nucleos de poder regional en el circuito de una periferia desabastecida y dolosamente replicante.