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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.
Nacoski says, that first of all, he is surprised of the views by the renowned artist, from whom he expected a little more cosmopolitanism and openness.
In sections on expansion and empire, early modern civility, and modern cultural and political processes, they consider such topics as on cosmopolitanism and cross-culturalism: an enquiry into the business practices and multiple identities of the Portuguese merchants of Amsterdam, cosmopolitan bravado: gendered agency and the Afro-Atlantic encounter, freemasonry and cosmopolitanism: the case of Hip lito JosAaAaAeA?
Hannerz (1990: 249) and Hebdige (1990) argued, respectively, that cosmopolitanism was now part of everyday experience, because of the "implosive power of the media", or, because other cultures now come visit us on our screens.
Peters engages with a range of positions regarding citizenship, human rights, identity and cultural exchange, cosmopolitanism and postcolonialism, ethics and normative frameworks that affect education in the twenty-first century.
The first offensive use of cosmopolitanism came as part of the Protestant rebellion against the Catholic Church.
Cities in Motion: Urban Life and Cosmopolitanism in Southeast Asia, 1920-1940.
Nels Pearson opens Irish Cosmopolitanism with an acknowledgment of the paradox embedded in his title: how can we speak of a particular, national variety of cosmopolitanism when cosmopolitanism makes claims for the affiliation of human beings as an inclusive, transnational community?
In so doing, this paper highlights the ethical advantages of cosmopolitanism, and argues that what sets Mandela's cosmopolitanism apart from others is his emphasis on empathy.
The two scenes collapse and expand in the same spectacular way as a ghazal couplet or sher does; these moments capturing convergence in divergence, the dance of the "contraries," bringing together science and art, politics and spirituality, geography and history, East and West, led me to explore cosmopolitanism at the root of the ghazal form.
My purpose in this article is to analyze Bioy's novel in terms of two concepts from two well-known studies on specters and haunting, and to connect this spectral dimension of the novel to current discussions of the concept of cosmopolitanism.