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  • noun A city or region characterized by its knowledge and ideas.


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ideo- + -polis


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  • As for the rest: For every "ideopolis" of professional voters there is an exurb -- a fast-growing, often Republican-dominated space on the fringe of a metropolitan area.

    GOP, R.I.P? 2008

  • Moreover, all of these demographic slices of the electorate are predominantly relocating to "ideopolis" urban areas -- high-tech metropolitan cities surrounded by extensive exurbs, like Denver-Boulder, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, and so forth.

    In Medias Res 2008

  • And this white-collar based strategy based on the "ideopolis" of northern Virginia, Raleigh-Durham, central Florida, Atlanta, and potentially Dallas-Ft.

    The Moderate Voice 2008

  • Did you realize that Madison is an “ideopolis” along with San Francisco?

    Adolf Hitler, Robert Mugabe, John McCain... and in sequence #2: John Lennon, Al Gore, Mahatma Gandhi, and Barack Obama. Ann Althouse 2008

  • Tuesday's elections seem to be a model of the synthesis strategy in operation, as ideopolis-rich New Jersey chose Democrat Jon Corzine as its new governor; bluer than blue California gave Arnold the finger on all four of the propositions he sponsored; Dover, Pennsylvania turned out Republican school board members backing the teaching of Intelligent Design; and a decidedly purple Virginia chose Democrat Tim Kaine as its governor.

    The Magic Words 2005


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