polis-, polit-, poli-

(Greek: city; method of government; citizenship, government, administration)

Don't confuse this polis, "city" with the suffix -polism, etc. meaning "selling".

1. The study of the relationships among politics and geography, demography, and economics; especially, with respect to the foreign policy of a nation.
2. The influence of geographic factors, population distribution, and natural resources on a nation's foreign policy; that is, the efforts of a nation to control a canal, trade route, oil supply, etc.
3. A combination of geographic and political factors relating to or influencing a nation or region.
An ancient city of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta north of modern Cairo. It was the center of worship of the sun god Ra until the rise of Thebes (c. 2100 B.C.).

Its importance as the historical repository with famed schools of philosophy and astronomy declined after the founding of Alexandria in the fourth century B.C.

Two of its obelisks, both known as "Cleopatra's Needle", are now in London and in New York City's Central Park.

An ancient city of northwest Asia Minor in present-day Turkey. The Roman city was known for its baths fed by hot springs. Hierapolis was also an early center of Christianity.
ideopolis (igh dee AWP uh lis; id ee AWP uh lis), ideopolises (pl)
A postindustrial metropolitan area dominated by knowledge-based industries and institutions; such as, universities and research hospitals.

Literally, "idea city", it was coined by John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira, authors of The Emerging Democratic Majority.

Not wise or expedient; not politic; such as, "an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue."
The capital and largest city of Indiana, in the central part of the state. It was settled in 1820 as the site of a new state capital, which was moved here in 1825.
Equality of rights of citizenship; equality of civil rights.
1. Used (frequently with a capital letter) as a designation of a very large city or its way of life.
2. The practice of building large cities.
3. A region made up of several large cities and their surrounding areas in sufficient proximity to be considered a single urban complex.
megalopolitan, megapolitan
1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a megalopolis.
2. An inhabitant of a megalopolis.
1. A chief city.
2. Variant of megalopolis.
metropolis (s) (noun), metropoli (pl), metropolises (pl)
1. Literally, "mother city".
2. A very large city, often the capital or chief urban center of a country, state, or region.
3. A chief center or seat of some form of activity.
4. In Greek history, the mother-city or parent-state of a colony; hence, occasionally applied to the parent-state of a modern colony.
1. Constituting a large urban area, usually including a city and its suburbs and outlying areas.
2. An inhabitant of a megalopolis.
Of or pertaining to a metropolis; being a metropolis; metropolitan; as, the metropolitical chair.
An area that has an urban center surrounded by one or more counties or regions, and which has a population between 10,000 and 50,000; relating to a small city. The U.S. government is adding the term as a new classification of communities.
A city of southeast Minnesota on the Mississippi River adjacent to St. Paul. The largest city in the state, it was a leading lumbering center in the 19th century and today is a port of entry and major industrial hub.