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metro or French métro (ˈmɛtrəʊ, metro)
 
n , pl -ros
an underground, or largely underground, railway system in certain cities, esp in Europe, such as that in Paris
 
[C20: from French, short for chemin de fer métropolitain metropolitan railway]
 
métro or French métro
 
n
 
[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.
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