Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

Etymologies

micro- + (megalo)polis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Boycott patronage and the corporate micropolis: Building the cooperative democracy through economic activism by Maximo Indolos

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Boycott the War

  • However, he also explained how the micropolis was also strangely skewed both by the fact that it was a set piece for a lobbying group for the insurance company and because of the dissonance between the scale of buildings and the scale of texture, such as grass or concrete.

    virtualpolitik

  • So sayeth Bon Appetit magazine, whose October issue dispenses with the usual Raleigh-Durham tomfoolery and creates in its headline a new micropolis out of the bookends of our metropolitan statistical area.

    Bull City Rising

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  • Granbury, Texas, Isn't a Rural Town: It's a 'Micropolis' Census Bureau Adopts Term For Main Street America, And Marketers Take Note Beans, Ribs and Starbucks

    WSJ 2004

    December 3, 2007