metropolitan

Definitions

  • Some Jamestown houses had leaded glazed wrought-iron window casements similar to the ones shown here. (Courtesy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.)
    Some Jamestown houses had leaded glazed wrought-iron window casements similar to the ones shown here. (Courtesy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj metropolitan relating to or characteristic of a metropolis "metropolitan area"
    • n metropolitan a person who lives in a metropolis
    • n metropolitan in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A tree in metropolitan area will survive for approximately eight years
    • Metropolitan (Gr. Church) A bishop whose see is a civil metropolis. His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch; as, the metropolitan of Constantinople.
    • Metropolitan (Lat. Church) An archbishop.
    • Metropolitan Of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a country; as, metropolitan luxury.
    • Metropolitan (Eccl) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan or the presiding bishop of a country or province, his office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority. "Bishops metropolitan ."
    • Metropolitan The superior or presiding bishop of a country or province.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest baseball card collection, 200,000 cards, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    • metropolitan Of or pertaining to a metropolis, in any sense; residing in or connected with a metropolis: as, metropolitan enterprise; metropolitan police.
    • metropolitan Of or pertaining to the chief see of an ecclesiastical province: as, a metropolitan church.
    • n metropolitan A citizen of the mother city or parent state of a colony. See metropolis, 1.
    • n metropolitan Eccles.: In the early Christian church, the bishop of the municipal capital of a province or eparchy, who had a general ecclesiastical superintendence over the bishops and churches of his province, continued, ordained, and when necessary excommunicated the bishops, and convened and presided over the provincial synods. The superiority in rank of the bishops of the principal sees was so early established that many authorities have held that the office of metropolitan (including also under this title the primates of patriarchal sees) was of apostolic origin. In the developed organization under the Christian emperors a metropolitan ranked above an ordinary bishop and below a patriarch or exarch. In medieval times the power of most of the metropolitans in western countries became much diminished, while that of the diocesan bishops and the pope was relatively increased. See archbishop and primate.
    • n metropolitan In modern usage, in the Roman Catholic and other episcopal churches, any archbishop who has bishops under his authority.
    • n metropolitan In the Greek Church, the bishop of the municipal capital of a province, who is in rank intermediate between a patriarch and a bishop or titular archbishop.
    • n metropolitan A chief city; a metropolis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Montgomery is the birthplace of music great Nat King Cole, pop singers Clarence Carter and Toni Tenille, Metropolitan Opera singer Nell Rankin, and blues legend Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton.
    • adj Metropolitan belonging to a metropolis: pertaining to the mother-church
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven.”
  • Lewis H. Lapham
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    “I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. metropolitanus,: cf. F. métropolitain,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. mētēr, mother, polis, a city.

Usage

In literature:

At last she persuaded Lewis, the manager of Covent Garden, to give her a metropolitan hearing.
"Great Singers, First Series" by George T. Ferris
In the season of 1895-96 the audiences at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York heard twenty-six different operas.
"How to Listen to Music, 7th ed." by Henry Edward Krehbiel
If Anne had no metropolitan distinction to speak of, she was not in the least provincial.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
He abandoned his cave to become Metropolitan of Kieff.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
Under the roof of the metropolitan social temple there was a niche into which her forefathers had fitted.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
The Christian voivodes to be elected by the metropolitan and the boyards.
"Roumania Past and Present" by James Samuelson
In addition, the Metropolitan Railway has an extension which crosses the S.W.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
It is saddening to find that even squirrels are corrupted by metropolitan life!
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
Katherine slipped her arm through her mother's and pressed it lovingly as they walked to the Metropolitan station for their return journey.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
And on that spot was erected a church, which is now collated to the metropolitan seat of Ardmachia.
"The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick" by Various
A letter, dropped from nowhere, bearing the metropolitan postmark, came to the King's hands.
"King John of Jingalo" by Laurence Housman
The evening after my arrival I strolled over to the Metropolitan to see the stranger referred to.
"The Black-Sealed Letter" by Andrew Learmont Spedon
This accident was the signal failure of Italian opera at the Metropolitan Opera House during the first season of its existence.
"Chopin and Other Musical Essays" by Henry T. Finck
Magnificat, Manchester, N.H. Metropolitan, 432 Fourth Avenue, New York City.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
In 1200, the metropolitan church was destroyed by fire.
"Rouen, It's History and Monuments" by Théodore Licquet
One dollar to the race paper is often worth as much as ten to the wealthy corporation behind our great metropolitan dailies.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
It was not only the metropolitan, it was the Parisian spirit which Villon found and fixed.
"Avril" by H. Belloc
In 1823 the site of the Metropolitan Hotel was vacant.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
He did not understand the awfulness of metropolitan standards to which Chicago was aspiring.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
The occupant of the dignity is titular metropolitan of a Bulgarian diocese.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
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In poetry:

To the London Metropolitan Police
Toward the sun the drenched May-hedges lift
White rounded masses like still ocean drift,
And days fills with heavy scent of that gift.
"The Incense Bearers" by Ivor Gurney
Gimme the town an' its clamour an' clutter;
I ain't very fond of the bush;
For my cobbers are coves of the gardens and gutter-
A tough metropolitan push.
I ain't never too keen on the countryfield life;
It's the hustle an' bustle for me an' me wife.
"The Indian Myna" by C J Dennis

In news:

As the Metropolitan Transit Authority raises fares and reduces spending, it will undoubtedly be tempted to economize further by cutting the subway cleaning budget.
In this May 3, 2010 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala in New York.
Ilyce Glink is with the National Association of Women Business Owners Day at the Metropolitan Club in Willis Tower to talk to women who are successful entrepreneurs, and women who have found success in the business field.
Metropolitan Police Department chief Cathy Lanier (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) more.
Photos of the final installment in the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Wagner's "Ring" cycle, directed by Robert Lepage.
Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde and Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried in Robert Lepage's production of " Götterdämmerung " at the Metropolitan Opera.
Metropolitan Opera, New York City.
A Metropolitan Opera presentation of an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner.
An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (May.
(Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.).
Five years ago, millions of Americans were streaming to new homes on the fringes of metropolitan areas.
Ernie Greco , Baltimore Metropolitan.
Ruth Madoff, above visiting her husband at Metropolitan Correctional.
Virginia ecompasses all or part of eleven metropolitan statistical areas, each with its own economies.
Gross domestic product by metropolitan area.
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In science:

Department of Mathematics Autonomous Metropolitan University - Iztapalapa San Rafael Atlixco 186, col.
Optimal sequential testing of two simple hypotheses in presence of control variables
The author greatly appreciates the support of the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico City, Mexico, where this work was done, and the support of the National System of Investigators (SNI) of CONACyT, Mexico.
Optimal sequential testing of two simple hypotheses in presence of control variables
This system is therefore ideal for securing communications in metropolitan size networks with high speed requirements.
Field test of a continuous-variable quantum key distribution prototype
This system is therefore most suitable for use in metropolitan-size secure networks that require high communication rates.
Field test of a continuous-variable quantum key distribution prototype
This pro ject aimed at developing a metropolitan-size QKD network implemented on preinstalled optical fibres, and led to a real-size demonstration of such a network in October 2008, on the Siemens fibre network of Vienna.
Field test of a continuous-variable quantum key distribution prototype
We have built a full metropolitan area network testbed comprising a backbone and an access network.
QKD in Standard Optical Telecommunications Networks
Here we go one step beyond in completing a metropolitan area optical network able to establish a transparent path among two of their nodes in order to sustain a QKD link.
QKD in Standard Optical Telecommunications Networks
In this paper we have demonstrated the use of QKD within standard metropolitan optical networks comprising a backbone and access network with all the testbed built around readily available systems and components.
QKD in Standard Optical Telecommunications Networks
Runser et al.: Demonstration of 1.3 µm Quantum Key Distribution Compatibility with 1.5 µm Metropolitan Wavelength Division Multiplexed Systems. 2005 Optical Fiber Communication Conference.
QKD in Standard Optical Telecommunications Networks
The paper introduces an original MAC protocol for a passive optical metropolitan area network using time-domain wavelength interleaved networking (TWIN).
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
Despite these limitations, we believe the present proposal has been shown to hold considerable promise for the development of a new type of cost effective, energy efficient metropolitan area network.
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
In recent time, traffic demand in metropolitan areas has largely exceeded capacity.
Experiences with a simplified microsimulation for the Dallas/Fort Worth area
The DARPA Quantum Network is the world’s first quantum cryptography network, and perhaps also the first QKD systems providing continuous operation across a metropolitan area.
Current status of the DARPA Quantum Network
Across the Cambridge metropolitan area, we employ µ = 0.5.
Current status of the DARPA Quantum Network
The author greatly appreciates the support of the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico City, Mexico, where this work was done, and the support of the National System of Investigators (SNI) of CONACyT, Mexico.
Optimal sequential multiple hypothesis tests
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