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1. A cosmopolitan person: a true cosmopolite—a Renaissance man.
2. Ecology An organism found in most parts of the world.

[Greek kosmopolītēs : kosmos, world + polītēs, citizen (from polis, city; see pelə- in Indo-European roots).]

cos·mop′o·lit′ism (-lī-tĭz′əm, -lĭ-tĭz′-) n.
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However, the contexts are steadily changing as social developments like formal education, out-of-home work situations and urbanization with its attendant cosmopolitism has seen the oral narrative evolve in both structure and performance.
Will Kymlicka (2010) claims that cosmopolitism is taking the effects of globalization to seriously and that the democratic (national) citizenship has far from lost its role, nor is it an out-dated design.
3) The success of Italian opera in the world was largely due to its cosmopolitism, a dominating tendency in Italian artists and intellectuals since the times of imperial Rome.
Milagros' seductive beauty serves as a new bridge that reconnects Marina and her old self: travels, cosmopolitism, all that was left behind together with her failed marriage.
These groups also contribute to the development of urbanity and cosmopolitism which provide an ideal background for Allende's narration of independent women protagonists.