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greater adj : greater in size or importance or degree; "for the greater good of the community"; "the greater Antilles" [ant: lesser]

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  1. Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.
    • 1990, Geza Peter Lauter & Chikara Higashi, Internationalization of the Japanese Economy, ISBN 0792390520, p. 285
      ... statistics revealing that while greater Tokyo has a total area that represents only 3.6 percent of the total land available ... more than 25 percent of the country's population live there.
    • 1997, Virginia Boucher, Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook, ISBN 0838906672, p. 98
      ... research libraries ... located in the greater Midwest.
    • 2004, Richard Alan Meckel & Heather Munro Prescott, Children and Youth in Sickness and in Health: A Historical Handbook and Guide, ISBN 0313330417, p. 201
      The rate in isolated counties was about a third higher than in the greater metropolitan counties.


comparative of great
area with surrounding region
  • Hebrew: רבתי (pronounciation: Rabati)

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