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metro

/ˈmɛtrəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
an underground, or largely underground, railway system in certain cities, esp in Europe, such as that in Paris
Word Origin
C20: from French, short for chemin de fer métropolitain metropolitan railway
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  • Furthermore, conducting graduate work in an expensive metro area adds to the financial pressure.
  • Metro says that the restructuring of its food-retailing business is largely to blame for these thin figures.
  • Only now has it started work on an orbital motorway, more metro lines and improvements to the suburban railway.
  • Of course, there's a high degree of variance among the different cities in the metro area.
  • Examining the distribution of key economic, social, and demographic variables at the metro scale is admittedly crude.
  • Most of the country's jobs are concentrated in a few metro areas.
  • But on a national scale, the two-year explosion in rent demand put a huge strain on supply in major metro areas.
  • If you're of a certain age and position relative to a metro area, you have almost undoubtedly engaged in this practice.
  • Metro is proud to provide funds for local projects that help create livable communities.

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