non·​met·​ro ˌnän-ˈme-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce nonmetro (audio)
: not of, relating to, or characteristic of a metropolis : nonmetropolitan
nonmetro counties
Even though nonmetropolitan population is growing faster than metro population, the nonmetro share of new homes has remained about 34%.Robert Guenther

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 1959, the nonmetro poverty rate was almost 35 percent. Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, 21 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonmetro was in 1950

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“Nonmetro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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