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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.
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(Human Geography) a small city
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