nonmetropolitan

adjective non·met·ro·pol·i·tan \ ˌnän-ˌme-trə-ˈpä-lə-tən \

Definition of nonmetropolitan

: not of, relating to, or characteristic of a metropolis : not metropolitan
  • nonmetropolitan communities
  • For two centuries, cities were an irresistible magnet for internal American migration. In the 1970s, however, that path was reversed as nonmetropolitan areas grew by 14.4% and metropolitan areas by 10.5%.
  • —Richard Stengel

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1876

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