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minimetropolis (plural minimetropolises)
- A relatively small metropolis.
2008 April 20, Mark Viera, “Question of Age Is Getting Old for Paterno”, in New York Times:
- He arrived here 58 years ago and helped transform a onetime cow town into a minimetropolis, a former agricultural college into a prominent university and a football program into a national power.