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Centered or focused on Europe or European peoples, especially in relation to historical or cultural influence.

Eu′ro·cen′trism n.
Eu′ro·cen′trist adj. & n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly concerned with or concentrating on Europe and European culture: the Eurocentric curriculum.
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(ˌyʊər əˈsɛn trɪk, ˌyɜr-)

1. centered on Europe and Europeans.
2. considering Europe and Europeans as focal to world culture, economics, etc.
Eu`ro•cen′trism, n.
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Adj.1.Eurocentric - focussed on Europe and the Europeans
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[ˈjʊərəʊsentrɪk] ADJeurocentrista, centrado en Europa
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[ˌjʊərəʊˈsɛntrɪk] adjeurocentrique
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