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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, mid-19th century


A city inhabited by people from many different countries.

Examples of Cosmopolis in a sentence

"Thanks to its history as a thriving cosmopolis, my family felt comfortable immigrating to London."

"In a comic book cosmopolis, the population may include humans and alien life."

About Cosmopolis

This noun originated from the combination of the Greek words "kosmos" ("world") and "polis" ("city"), creating "cosmopolis" ("city of the world"). A cosmopolis is a city that represents people from many different countries, meaning that it is a city that represents a sample of the "kosmos."

Did you Know?

If you're seeking a true cosmopolis, look no further than New York City. Home to around 8.6 million people, New York is one of the most diverse cities in the world; citizens and residents speak around 800 different languages. If you want to pinpoint the most diverse borough, Queens is your best bet.

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