Definition of micropolitan
: of, relating to, or being a population area that includes a city with 10,000 to 50,000 residents and its surrounding communities
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The town is included as part of the Hammond micropolitan statistical area.
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Origin and Etymology of micropolitan
micr- + 2metropolitan
First Known Use: 1982See Words from the same year
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