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1. Pertinent or common to the whole world: an issue of cosmopolitan import.
2. Having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world: the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt.
3. So sophisticated as to be at home in all parts of the world or conversant with many spheres of interest: a cosmopolitan traveler.
4. Ecology Growing or occurring in many parts of the world; widely distributed.
1. A cosmopolitan person or organism; a cosmopolite.
2. A cocktail made of vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Also called cosmo.
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the opinions and behavior emerging from the theory that cultural and artistic activities should have neither national nor parochial boundaries. — cosmopolitan, n., adj.See also: Attitudes
the tolerance of or sympathy for noncommunist ideas and institutions, used as a charge against Soviet intellectuals.See also: Communism
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