Definition of cosmopolis in English:


Line breaks: cos¦mop|olis
Pronunciation: /kɒzˈmɒp(ə)lɪs


A city inhabited by people from many different countries.
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  • The emphasis was on living the good life in the here and now, whether in the city state or the cosmopolis.
  • In this fashion, the Stoics introduce clear, practical content to their metaphor of the cosmopolis: a cosmopolitan considers moving away in order to serve, whereas a non-cosmopolitan does not.
  • This means new wealth, and it has again become the oil cosmopolis it was in the early 20th century; but it also means renewed great-power competition for political hegemony over the region.


mid 19th century: from Greek kosmos 'world' + polis 'city'.

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