American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A minor city or urban area, especially one with a population between 10,000 and 50,000.
- micro- + (megalo)polis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Boycott patronage and the corporate micropolis: Building the cooperative democracy through economic activism by Maximo Indolos”
“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.”
“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.”
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