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Dictionary definition for: Cosmopolitan

1. (n) a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

2. (a) growing or occurring in many parts of the world; "a cosmopolitan herb" "cosmopolitan in distribution"

3. (a) composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies

4. (s) of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import" "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"

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