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  1. comparative form of great: more great
    greater yellowlegs
  2. Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area pertaining to it; (of a city) metropolitan.
    • 1990, Geza Peter Lauter & Chikara Higashi, Internationalization of the Japanese Economy, →ISBN, page 285:
      [] statistics revealing that while greater Tokyo has a total area that represents only 3.6 percent of the total land available [] more than 25 percent of the country's population live there.
    • 1997, Virginia Boucher, Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, →ISBN, page 98:
      [] research libraries [] located in the greater Midwest.
    • 2004, Richard Alan Meckel & Heather Munro Prescott, Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook and Guide, →ISBN, page 201:
      The rate in isolated counties was about a third higher than in the greater metropolitan counties.
    Greater China includes many areas north of the Great Wall.
    Greater New York includes nearby parts of three states as well as the City itself.

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