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A large city inhabited by people from many different countries.
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(Human Geography) an international city
[C19: see cosmo-, polis1]
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cos•mop•o•lis(kɒzˈmɒp ə lɪs)
an internationally important city inhabited by many different peoples.
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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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