Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

metro-3

A capital city or other large urban area.

[The first part of metropolis, from Greek mētēr, mētr-, mother, plus polis, city.]

Someone or something metrocentric is biased towards the affairs or interests of the capital city; and a metroplex (see -plex) is a very large metropolitan area, especially one which is an aggregation of two or more cities. The form has become a word in its own right, metro (originally as French métro), to describe an underground or light railway system in a large urban area.

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