Definition of non-metropolitan in English:

non-metropolitan

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting the regions outside a metropolis.

    ‘rural and non-metropolitan America’
    ‘the residents of non-metropolitan areas’
    • ‘Already one politician has put up his hand to lead a new non-metropolitan state.’
    • ‘Obviously other things being equal the non-metropolitan areas will grow faster than metropolitan areas.’
    • ‘One of the things I love about blogging is how non-metropolitan it is.’
    • ‘Urban and rural, metropolitan and non-metropolitan, places are economically, environmentally, and socially interdependent.’
    • ‘The increase in teacher aide support was predominantly to students in the non-metropolitan area.’
    • ‘Agriculture and forestry are not a major source of rural and non-metropolitan income, nor do they provide employment for most rural or non-metropolitan people.’
    • ‘Civil law powers, such as France, were more systematic in incorporation of metropolitan law into non-metropolitan territories.’
    • ‘Edwin Mills noted the remarkable similarity of metropolitan and non-metropolitan employment shares.’
    • ‘The real problems the non-metropolitan areas face are different, and require different responses.’
    • ‘Nearly 30 per cent of non-metropolitan workers earn less than $12 per hour compared with just 23 per cent of city workers.’
    non-metropolitan, small-town, non-urban, outlying, rural, country, rustic, backwoods, backwater
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