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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.

cos′mo·pol′i·tan·ism n.


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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It was strange, since he considered patriotism no more than a prejudice, and, flattering himself on his cosmopolitanism, he had looked upon England as a place of exile.
Under cosmopolitanism, if it comes, we shall receive no help from the earth.
We the Cosmopolitans is a selection of six vignettes dealing with cosmopolitanism as a sociological, political, and anthropological multidisciplinary field, integrating moral, religious, and humanitarian concepts into an ethical foundation of behavior for the universal human subject.
In this article we draw on recent scholarship on cosmopolitanism (Anderson, 2011; Appiah, 2006; Apple, Kenway & Singh, 2005; Hansen, 2008, 2010, 2014; Pinar, 2010; Skey, 2012; Todd, 2007), and highlight the growing body of research on literacy education in global/cosmopolitan times (Baildon & Damico, 2011; Damico & Baildon, 2011; El-Haj & Bonet, 2011; Hull et al.
Leading anthropologists explore what cosmopolitanism means in the context of everyday life, variously viewing it as an aspect of kindness and empathy, as tolerance, hospitality and openness, and as a defining feature of pan-human individuality.
But what's really happening in business centers and other public spaces around the globe is the slow but sure emergence of a cosmopolitanism that we should welcome and encourage.
She argues that defending individuals' rights based on moral cosmopolitanism produces a number of surprising revisions to the just war theory tradition that, taken together, weaken the strong moral prohibition on the use of violence.
Nine essays examine cosmopolitanism as a language of identity and a vocabulary for speaking about the world as a whole, RousseauEs doctrine of war and its place in his political thought, and Alexis de TocquevilleEs vocal support of French imperialism as a curious relationship between liberalism and imperialism.
Based on a Master's study by Annemie Stimie, Cosmopolitanism in early Afrikaans music historiography, 1910-1948 and on work for RILM, digitised versions of early South African publications were made available via the University of Pretoria's UPSpace.
The first part deals with the history of the concepts of statism and cosmopolitanism, and the question of the method employed in the book.
Peterson weaves his theme of revival cosmopolitanism versus ethnic patriotism through twelve well-crafted chapters.
The paper aims to study standpoints argued by cosmopolitanism and communitarianism which defends the standpoint of a traditional nation state system.